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 acceptanceâ€“
Or it could be You
The LORD, Adonai
Splendor and majesty
Abounding in love
Compassionate and gracious
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
Welcome 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. Canâ€™t wait to read what youâ€™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?