Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Invincible Invisible

To block advancement man builds barricades
Wire and weapons, threats dark with despair
But each invention so carefully laid
Cannot dissuade the advance of a prayer

Hope’s first-resort wings from lips, hearts and minds
Over vast mountains, through dark midnight air
Across the ocean through enemy lines
No one can stop the advance of a prayer

Unbelief, cold in attire of boast
Bold in the hold of gold’s fraudulent claim
Cannot withhold from the heart’s uttermost
Prayer, as love utters compassion by name

Wanderer, warrior, pauper or king
Comrade, stranger, anyone, anywhere
Can be touched by this most wonderful Thing
For none can thwart the advance of a prayer

No one can run from it, no one can hide
Prayer can slip through the most heart-hardened place
Nothing can usurp the tears of God's Bride
For nothing exceeds the power of His grace

© Janet Martin

Sometimes we question God because we do not understand His ways, but this He said...

 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts". Isa.55:9

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