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Warrior Poet Circle (Vol. 11): My Prayer

What can I tell You that You don’t already know?
How can I make You feel more deeply than You do?
I know that’s not the point. The depth is in the exchange
My lack for Your provision, my pain for Your healing
My weakness for Your strength, my blindness for Your sight
You fill my eyes with light and my soul floods with hope
Words of despair are pushed out by songs of joy
And this is my prayer in the midst of all things,
Not that I would never see hardship or pain
But that You would grant me the wisdom to see You there
Lives boil down at the end to one great pursuit
Could be fame, wealth, influence, or power.
Could be family, security, comfort, or acceptance–

Or it could be You

The LORD, Adonai
Splendor and majesty
Abounding in love
Compassionate and gracious
Magnificently holy
Uncontainable, Uncontrollable, Indefinable
Faithful and Enduring Truth

How could anything else withstand comparison
And still carry me away in affections?
No, this is my prayer, an earnest plea
A cry I refuse to stifle or tame
Let my one thing be You


20110425-122442.jpgWelcome to the 11th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle. Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.

I sort of took a stream of consciousness approach with this one (which follows my prayer life pretty aptly most time). Obviously, there are other prayers, but this is the prayer of my life.

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, June 6), let’s take a lighter subject and write about Vacation (since that’s where I’ll be then).


If you don’t have a poem to share (or even if you do), what’s your prayer today?

13 Comments

  1. “But that You would grant me the wisdom to see You there
    Lives boil down at the end to one great pursuit
    Could be fame, wealth, influence, or power.
    Could be family, security, comfort, or acceptance–

    Or it could be You”

    I love this! Great poem Jason!
    Jason Vana recently posted..The Lie of KnowingMy Profile

    • Thank you so much, Jason!

  2. “Let my one thing be you”

    Beautiful.
    Helen recently posted..Accepting the MysteryMy Profile

    • Thank you, Helen. :)

  3. Awesome man. I want my one thing to be him too.
    mo recently posted..259- Opaque TransparencyMy Profile

    • Thank you, Mo.

  4. He offers us everything in return for — nothing. Good one, Jason.
    Glynn recently posted..Another PsalmMy Profile

    • I appreciate it, Glynn. :)

  5. Amen and AMEN! All of Him and none of us.. that is my prayer.
    HisFireFly recently posted..Hear my prayerMy Profile

    • Thanks Karin!

  6. “Not that I would never see hardship or pain
    But that You would grant me the wisdom to see You there
    Lives boil down at the end to one great pursuit
    Could be fame, wealth, influence, or power.
    Could be family, security, comfort, or acceptance”
    So meaningful.I love this
    Haley recently posted..Fragrance of FriendshipMy Profile

    • Thank you, Haley. :) God bless.

  7. Great one Jason. I love reading the poems everyone writes for these. thank you so much for starting this. I have been very busy helping to plan my wedding for the last few weeks and have fallen behind on this. Hoping to start writing for the Circle again now that things have settled down. Thanks again.