Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday Morning Mantra (for a week not met yet)

 This poem started in my head in the night 
when troubles I face and might face 
took my eyes off grace...
 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. 
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Better to pray than fret
Worry is worthless, dear
For steps and miles not taken yet
Better to trust than fear

Better to yield the weight
Of ‘what if’ to the One
Who flings ajar night’s starry gate
And ushers in the sun

Better to touch the hem
Of He who knows our need
Better to hold His hand, my friend
And let Him take the lead 

Better to bear the sweep
Of seasons by God's grace
Better to count blessings, not sheep
 Or troubles we might face

Better to bow the head
And sense Him in each breath
Better to break a crust of bread
Than gorge on feasts of death

Better to bear life's cares
Than to be vainly thrilled
Better bent knees than easy chairs
And selfish plans fulfilled

Better to breathe a prayer
Better to search His word
And cling to better comfort where
Love’s law is undeterred

© Janet Martin

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