Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Let's Pray

Unrest+ war +sickness+ sorrow,+ slander =suffering
Suffering +surrender = prayer

oh, so much to pray about in this broken down, sinful, old world!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

What are these words that we lift up
These thoughts expressed in groan
Where the heart like a broken cup
Is poured before God’s throne

What are these stutters that take flight
(But not to who knows where)
To find within the darkness, light
And hope, lest we despair

To hear the Shepherd’s gentle voice
And feel His tender care
And cause believers to rejoice
Why, my dear, it is prayer

© Janet Martin

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