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Warrior Poet Circle (Vol. 10): Prayer


A conspiracy, vast and expansive
Reaches out to intellect to void
The need to lift my voice and
Tempts me to believe that this
Fiery exchange is not worth
The time I spend because
No one is on the other end
Cultural barriers rear up like fists
Thrusting into my consciousness
But there’s more so I press on
Past the objections with renewed
Vigor, a heart of passion lit with
Words so bold I can’t believe I would
Utter them, but there it is–honesty
Brokenness at its most beautiful
Spirit of life conforming the beats
Of my heart and breathing a cry.
I pray, not as a duty, an obligation
To religion’s cold silence, I pray
To a loveful Father, a faithful God
The Shaper of destinies, the author
Of Universes–and I come free


20110425-122442.jpgWelcome to the 10th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle. Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.

For this poem, I thought about how the world really is set up to constantly tell us how ridiculous prayer is, but if we get past those barriers, we find a treasure and life like we could never comprehend.

Also, if you have time please go check out the post I wrote for Make a Difference to One, the last in Ginny’s God is… series. It’s called, God is…Father. This is a topic close to my heart!

If you have a contribution today, add it below. Can’t wait to read what you’ve written.

For next time (Monday, May 23), we’ll write our own prayer in the form of a poem.

Think of the Psalms and write your heart–praise, a plea, a cry… It’s up to you and how you want to write it.


What is the last prayer you saw God answer?

14 Comments

  1. Prayer as a kind of love affair -- candid, intimate, open, hiding nothing. Beautiful, Jason.
    Glynn recently posted..Enchanted by a SpeechMy Profile

    • Thanks Glynn!

  2. So good man!
    Tony Alicea recently posted..The Curse of ReciprocityMy Profile

    • I appreciate it Tony!

  3. I enjoyed your poem. Thank you!

    • Thanks so much Mike!

  4. What is the last prayer you saw God answer?

    I’ve been asking the Lord for over two years since He saved me, when would I be able to attend church. I thought it might have had something to do with denominations but for the most part, I think it’s because He wanted me all to Himself to learn from Him only and I wasn’t ready. I also moved and what is amazing that the church I’ve been led to is two blocks away; Evangelical. It was an awesome experience yesterday to be there. I felt so utterly blessed. I reminded myself to load a box of tissue for next Sunday. He’s awesome! Everything in His perfect timing.

    • God is so faithful and good to us! Amen. Thank you Ingrid. 🙂

  5. Sorry, I forgot to add (: … the poem is really good …
    Ingrid recently posted..Gods MercyMy Profile

    • NO worries! 🙂 Thanks Ingrid.

  6. “Words so bold that I can’t believe I would utter them”--good line--good poem.
    seekingpastor recently posted..Caption Contest Monday- Star WarsMy Profile

    • I appreciate it, Matt. 🙂 Thanks.

  7. Ah the voice of the evil one, so obvious in his attempts to silence us!

    Pray on and write on, my dear friend…

    HE is listening indeed.
    HisFireFly recently posted..Shouts and whispersMy Profile

    • Thank you, Karin! 🙂

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