Brave and Strong

May 23, 2020

This interrupted life we’ve shared
Brought out new ways to show we cared.

I’ve seen compassion on display,
New acts of kindness every day,

Creative ways to lend a hand,
And spread goodwill throughout the land.

We’ve pulled together to survive
Until we once again can thrive.

The carnage left resembles war.
The Covid virus left its scar.

We fought together brave and strong.
Some battled hard to right the wrong.

Help those infected to endure
Until the day we find a cure.

It hit us hard and took its toll.
We’ll rise again to reach our goal.

Early Light

May 22, 2020

The morning brings that early light,
A quiet way to end the night.

I slowly wake, ease into day,
Arise to read, to write and pray.

A time alone with God to share,
To thank him for his loving care.

I pray for loved ones far and near,
I lift my prayers; give thanks You hear.

I pray for friends and those I know
Lord lift them up when they are low.

I pray while life’s a slower speed,
I share your love in word and deed.

I see your love; it’s on display.
Let others find your love today.

These weeks and months touched many hearts,
Lord give us peace ‘till life restarts.

Always Near

May 21, 2020

I praise you Lord for who you are.
You made the worlds and every star.

I’m grateful Lord you’re always near.
You listen Lord, you want to hear

My words, my thoughts, what’s in my heart.
You’re always there and won’t depart.

You’re never old or out of style.
Though I ignored you for a while

You welcomed me when I returned.
I tried my way. At last I learned,

Lord you’re in charge, you’re in control.
You formed my body, heart, and soul.

I pray my pride will fade away,
Acknowledge you in every way.

I pray each day the words I write
Help spread your love, give others sight.

Commitment

May 20, 2020

A virus roams, a plague on earth.
Let’s reassess what things have worth.

Once sons and daughters, husbands, wives,
All shared their love and shared their lives.

Those ties that bind are strained today,
Don’t let those concepts fade away.

Once marriages were made to last,
That need not be just in times past.

Restore the values once held dear.
Comment’s not a word to fear.

To tie the knot and say, “I do,”
Means all the years, not just a few.

Relationships take time to form,
To hold together through a storm,

But in the end, worth more than gold.
Rekindle love, lest it grow cold.

Shine Your Light

May 19, 2020

Good morning Lord, I’m glad you’re here.
You drive out darkness, doubt, and fear.

You’ve walked with me through trials before,
A change of life, an open door.

I’m grateful Lord that you provide.
You light my path, Lord you’re my guide.

Just as the morning sun gives sight,
Inside my soul, Lord shine your light

In every room, behind each door.
Lord you’re the one who can restore.

You mend what’s broken, ripped, or torn,
You dry my tears the days I mourn.

I pray your light will shine through me,
That you may help another see.

I pray this day, I follow you,
I show your love in all I do.

Your Word

May 18, 2020

I thank you Lord for quiet time,
A time to write my prayer in rhyme,

To open up my heart to You,
To read your Word and seek what’s true.

Your Holy Spirit still reveals
New truths each day that your Word yields.

The nourishment I need each day
To grow, to learn, for this I pray.

I pray your Word grows in my heart
Until I leave, this earth depart.

Your word is truth, it gives me life,
Delivers peace in times of strife.

I pray your Word takes root in me,
To guide my path and help me see.

The needs are great throughout the land.
I don’t know why, don’t understand.

I look to you; Lord help me learn.
Reveal your truth, help me discern.

Then help me Lord, that I may share,
Lift up your hope, defeat despair.

Help others find your Word is true.
Help others know and follow you.

That Peaceful Place

May 17, 2020

You are my God. You give me peace,
As daily death reports increase.

I pray for those who morn and cry,
Now sad and lonely, asking why.

Lord give them refuge ‘neath your wings,
Protect their fragile heart that stings.

I pray for those who need a hand
Just to survive, Lord help them stand.

I pray that those who seek your face
Will find in you that peaceful place.

Lord you’re the one who can restore.
Rain down your love, Lord let it pour.

I lift my voice, sing out to you.
I pray that others join me too.

A song of praise, our Lord and King,
We lift our voice to You and sing.

A Dream

May 16, 2020

I dreamed an angel came last night.
He glowed a brilliant pearly white.

His voice was strong, said “Come with me.
Your life here’s done. I’ll set you free.”

I felt my troubled face grow pale.
“I’ll speak but doubt my words prevail.

“If it’s my time, I’ll go tonight.
I long to see God’s holy light.

“But humbly I request more time,
A few more years for my life’s rhyme.

“So many words I’d like to say,
So many lines to write each day.

“My wife’s not well, she needs me here.
Must I go now, leave her in fear?”

The angel heard me plead my case.
Said “One day soon you’ll see his face.”

He disappeared, rose out of sight.
I have more time, my life to write.

I pray with days that still remain,
I live to serve, ease other’s pain.