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Sharing from the Heart

On February 8th, I began writing a few lines of rhyme during my quiet time. It’s my way of journaling. I shared them with my wife, and she encouraged me to share them with others. 

I created this blog titled Quiet Time Rhyme to share all of my rhymes. I will continue to add more in the days to come. I pray they touch you during these often stressful times.

Slower Pace

The simple things now seem so hard,
To venture out beyond my yard.

I pray for help to navigate,
To know what’s right, to go or wait.

I long to congregate once more,
Return to life like days before.

I must admit I’ve reached the stage
That I must wait because of age.

Until the day it’s safe to roam,
I’ll spend my days right here at home.

I’d like to venture out a bit.
The patio is where I sit.

I feel the breeze upon my face,
Another day, a slower pace.

I hear the birds and feel the sun.
It’s not so bad. It’s almost fun.

Rest

June 4, 2020

I come to You to find true rest.
I read your Word, there is no test.

My mind can focus on your Word,
Until I know my heart has heard.

You give me shelter from the storm.
Inside, a quiet peace takes form.

I thank you Lord for each new day,
For time with you to read and pray.

I need that time alone with You
To start each day, however few.

You wrote my life, from start to end.
I live each page that you have penned.

You know what day will be my last.
I’ll switch from present tense to past.

Until that day I’ll write your song,
And sing your praises all day long.

Longing to Learn

June 3, 2020

I have come to the place where I long to know more,
Catch a glimpse of your glory like never before.

Lord I yearn for your wisdom, your beauty, your grace,
To fill up my mind and invade every space.

Your ways Lord are perfect and never grow old.
While your words burn within me, I’ll never grow cold.

I can see from the books authors research and write
That our vision is cloudy, with limited sight.

As I search through your words full of riches untold,
I pray I find treasure more precious than gold.

Enlighten me Lord and then help me to see
That your glory abounds, from the sky to the sea.

I pray that your Spirit brings wisdom and joy.
Lord help me embrace it; your wisdom employ.

I pray that each day I will learn a bit more;
Put words in my heart, that I cannot ignore.

Give Praise

Some nights are long with little sleep,
Devoid of rest that’s long and deep.

Yet life goes on, it does not wait,
It’s never early, never late.

Today the sun will rise once more.
Each day’s unique, not lived before.

New challenges to overcome,
I know today I’m facing some.

I pray I keep my eyes on You
To give me strength to carry through.

Help me maintain a steady pace,
Meet every challenge that I face.

Help me complete each task this day
To honor You in every way,

To lift your name and give you praise
Until the time you end my days.

Our Prayers

June 1, 2020

I cannot set the captives free,
But I can pray on bended knee.

I cannot make the hatred cease,
But I can seek the Prince of Peace.

I cannot change what’s in a heart,
But God can give a brand-new start.

I cannot change the wrongs to right,
But I can pray, “God send your light.”

I pray that hearts now filled with hate,
Will turn to You to change their fate.

I pray revenge will lose its hold.
Lord let your love and peace unfold.

Lord set us free from hate and fear.
I pray this day your voice we hear.

We lift our prayers throughout the land,
Lord help us see and understand.

Grace

May 31, 2020

I come to You my Lord and King
To share my heart with words I bring.

I come to You with words I write,
I pray they’re pleasing in your sight.

I lift my prayer though days are bleak.
You lift me up and help me speak.

Surround me Lord with love and care;
Give me new hope, drive out despair.

I bring to You my simple plea,
To find your grace enough for me,

That I’m content each day to live,
A thankful heart for what you give.

Lord give me faith to trust in You.
Refresh my soul, like morning dew.

I lift my praise, in Your name pray,
I thank you Lord for each new day.

Unite in Prayer

May 30, 2020

I lift my words to God in prayer.
I write them down that I might share.

Lord search my heart for what’s inside.
Lord shine your light, let nothing hide.

I pray that I have ears to hear
The words you whisper in my ear.

My heart is torn by what I see.
I pray ‘unite’ means bend a knee.

A senseless death invoked by hate,
Lord help us heal, it’s not too late.

An angry mob to smash and burn
Will not save lives, cause hearts to turn.

Lord heal our hearts, restore our soul.
Lord only you can make us whole.

I pray that bitterness and hate will end.
Lord let your peace on us descend.

Inner Peace

May 29, 2020

I’ve grown accustomed to this pace,
Discovered life is not a race.

To take the time to pause, assess,
Can breed contentment, happiness,

To ponder things that I hold dear,
Refuse to live in doubt and fear,

Alone in prayer discover gold,
An inner peace that I can hold.

I pray that peace and joy will stay
And linger in my soul today.

When troubles come, they always do,
I pray Your peace will see me through.

Lord you’re the joy inside my soul.
Instill in me this single goal,

To please the One who matters most,
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Images

May 28, 2020

What images formed in my head
As I lay sleeping in my bed?

What wispy shadows still remain?
Do they still linger in my brain?

What colors would I use to paint
The swirls of thought without restraint?

What images would form with words?
Would they sprout wings and fly like birds?

I long to write not from my head,
But share what’s in my heart instead.

The Spirit God has placed inside
Has come to dwell, to lead, to guide.

I pray that Spirit finds a way
To rise inside and have a say.

That Spirit longs to soar and fly,
Reflect the love of God on high.

Joy in Words

May 27, 2020

To write the words, share from my heart,
Brings joy inside, a peaceful start,

A quiet time with God in prayer,
A privilege my words to share.

I scratch the surface with my rhyme,
Reach out to God not bound by time.

So much to know and comprehend
I’ll still be learning ‘til the end.

Your ways are deep beyond my mind,
I pray each day a gem I’ll find.

I thank you Lord you want to hear
The words I whisper in your ear.

The time I spend with You and share
Renews my soul with tender care.

Lord give me words to share each day,
Reflect your love with what I say.