Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Greatest Gift: Prayer


The Greatest Gift: Prayer


My soul waits in silence for God only  Psalm 62:1

Whirring winds of rushing thought
Are silenced
As in quiet stillness
I pause
In this moment
As I wait for You only
In unwavering trust
Though I don’t understand
All the time

Tangible tokens
From treasured friends
I hold
As I sit before Your Grace
Begging prayers
Of desperate pleas
That thrums with the beat
Of an aching heart
Tears falling like hard rain
He has to hear
Their sound as they drop
Onto His sandaled feet
As I reach for His compassion
To touch the hurt so deep
Within the reeling world
Of treasured friends

Unwavering faith
Trembles on lips
That have tasted grace
So I pray
For His balm for the bleeding
The hurt and those who have lost their way
Christ take it
And bear it



 I often hold "tangible" items from treasured friends as I pray for them.  A bracelet made as a gift; a painted shell; a sand dollar, a stone, a card, an image captured, a rock...

A gathering of "Sista's" that I pray for.


4 comments:

  1. I love the idea that you......took a stone.....and put our individual name on each one........a tangible thing to hold.......and gently stroke as you petition each our of needs to the one and only Savior......Jesus Christ. Maria......it's such a loving, caring thing for you to do........and so like you....to do it. Thank you dear friend !

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  2. Beautiful additions as I visit this week...what lovely prayers and thoughts of prayer and how beautiful the surroundings during your time of prayer. Visuals seem that they would be helpful...especially for me I think...it's a good thought to try to add items related to those you're praying for and it may enhance the prayers I believe. Thank you for all the wonderful and inspirational gifts you bring to those who are seeking to come nearer to the Lord....Happy New Year Maria,...many you continue to be blessed in your ministry to the Lord and may He continue to send His graces upon you and your service to the Lord..

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    1. Thanks Gail. I am a very tactile person so "tangibles' help me greatly. Happy New Year to you my friend, Maria

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