Tag Archives: pray

God’s Songbirds

My Lord is here beside me still; I hear him in the morning trill of songbird love and cadenced calls, the hummingbird clicks musical, sounds my heart fills.   I love the morning hours when I hear the cardinal, the wren, and know God’s looking in my eyes, “Good morning, you’re my treasured prize.” I […]

Of Death and Mourning

Are we tired yet of death and mourning, Assigning blame and wanting our own way. Father hear my prayer, we’ve lost our moorings, From Your great love and grace we’ve gone astray. Are we ready to attend the warnings? Christ’s murder on the cross should all death stay. We are all the seed of Your […]

Fog and Sun

When death did call the other morn and shook me to my core, too panicked I to call His Name, The One to call out for.   Curled up in blankets, slept away the day in dread and fear. I could not cast aside the fog; my thinking wasn’t clear.   Yet mercy riding on […]


  Presidents, prime ministers, kings Don masks, but who’s pulling their strings? Play one-up, describe their plans and smile, The cameras they try to beguile; tongues are lying.   They preach of a faith called Despair; Fear of “isms” are lurking there And if we fall into that trap We’ll soon with an “ism” be […]

Jesus Wept

Lord Jesus, would You please reply The world’s in strife, You can’t deny We turn away from Your commands And scorn becomes our newest stand; I hear You cry.   For those who still in grace believe We ask Your healing to receive For who from love will abdicate Whose nations turn from love to […]

A Line in the Sand

or – Our Three Denials Often, we Christians draw a line in sand around political issues we mistake for biblical issues. Abortion, homosexuality, gun control, Muslims, Israel. Certainly we can find isolated Bible verses that support our position; we quote them often enough. I admit I have. But I’m here to tell you I’m a […]

Listen, Hear and Experience

From one CSF (Church Set Free) member to another to me, thinking on Jesus, meditating on Scripture, I picked up on one that swirled around in one member’s head and a comment someone else made: “To ‘hear’ was to ‘believe’ and to ‘believe’ was to ‘experience.’ This is how community spreads wisdom and support and […]

In Silence

In hush of dawn near inaudibly prayed To You lift my heart to approve and test. Often in silence Your voice is conveyed.   In full surrender my fears are allayed. I give myself over to streams of rest In hush of dawn near inaudibly prayed.   I breathe, my blood flows, whole prayer through […]

Prayer for Easter

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and […]

My Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd I have all that I need The Good Shepherd The word for shepherd used in this verse is the Hebrew word, ro-eh for tending a flock. The Greek word is poimēn. The grammatical extension of the Hebrew word, as listed in Strong’s Dictionary, is “to associate with as a friend.” […]