Be Still

February 25, 2020

I thank you Lord for time to sit,
Spend time with you and stay a bit;

A time to turn my thoughts toward you;
At time to let my mind renew.

Before the dawn, while I am still,
I seek to know Your perfect will.

As I draw close please help me see
That you are God yet care for me.

Lord help me know the things above
That brought you down to earth in love.

You left your throne and place on high
Became a man and chose to die.

I lift my song to You today,
You are my God, to You I pray.

It is to You I lift my praise
For all of my remaining days.

Joy

February 24, 2020

As shadows cross my soul, my mind,
I search your Word; may joy I find.

Lord shine your light into the gloom.
Drive out the shadows from the room.

May Your light burn, Lord, like a fire.
Instill in me Your heart’s desire,

That I may know abundant life,
And find your joy amidst the strife.

I see Your light. The day is new.
The darkness fades. The sky is blue.

Throw open doors and windows too,
And let Your light come shining through.

Bring forth in me Your joy inside.
Fill up each nook, let nothing hide.

Let joy spring forth into a song
That I may sing the whole day long.

A Prayer for My Wife

February 24, 2020

Inside her crumbling house of clay
Give her the strength she needs today.

With focus always on your face,
Let her with others share your grace,

Despite the daily fight with pain,
So much to give, so much to gain.

Lord bring her comfort in her grief.
May she in you find her relief.

May Your light shine through pain or fear,
As she draws close and knows you’re near.

I pray Your Spirit brings her peace.
Let not Your comfort ever cease.

Let her today in You abide.
Lord fill her cup with joy inside.

I pray her joy will overflow,
So others see her face aglow.

Grace to Not Judge

February 23, 2020

Lord give me grace, show me the way
To live my life from day to day.

May I not judge what others do
It’s not my job it’s up to You;

Let others be, not make demands
And realize they’re in your hands.

Lord help me set all others free
Lord you’re omnipotent, not me.

May nothing that I do or say
Bring others down in any way;

But rather bring encouragement
Through words of cheer they don’t resent.

Lord help me know how I am made,
How I can live the plans you’ve laid,

Not how another fits my mold,
But rather how my story’s told.

Blank Page

February 23, 2020

Today I write my journey’s page,
One day to walk, one day to age.

I pray I write with kinder pen
As words and deeds flow from within.

Though days grow short, my pace now slow,
I’ve much to learn and much to know.

With heart and soul and mind still young,
I pray through me Your song is sung.

I pray for wisdom, words to share,
That touch the heart, help others care.

Instill in me the words to write
That cut through darkness, shine Your light.

Let shadows fade as dawn draws near.
May love take hold, drive out the fear.

This page of life I live today
I pray reflects your path, Your way.

Your Song

February 20, 2020

You write each line, each verse, my life.
Some fill with gladness others strife.

I pray Your stanzas form my song
Each word and note where they belong.

I pray my life reflects Your word,
May You be seen, Your song be heard.

Lord write Your song upon my heart
Grant me today a brand new start.

Lord write your verse through word and deed
Keep me attuned to others’ need.

Lord keep my eyes on You today.
Lord light my path show me the way

To live my life that it may rhyme
And play each note in perfect time.

Lord touch my life, adjust each string,
Give me the words Your song to sing.

Daily Strength

February 19, 2020

Lord give me strength I need today
To face what troubles come my way.

Lord help me see your mighty hand
And hear your voice, heed your command.

Before me make the pathway clear
And grant me boldness free of fear.

I pray my walk is straight and true,
I take Your hand, I follow you.

Lord grant me wisdom, not distress,
As life’s road leads through wilderness.

I pray Your living water flows
Through dry parched earth and Your love grows.

I pray that weakness, fear, nor pride
Keep me from walking by your side.

Lord in Your strength I’ll walk today
I’ll hold Your hand, show me the way.

Comfort

February 18, 2020

Lord give me words of comfort now.
Pierce through this darkness show me how

To rest in You when skies are gray,
To know your love and care today.

Dark clouds roll in I trust in You,
You give me strength to get me through.

I know the darkness yields to light.
Your love surrounds me through the night.

When days are short, and nights grow long,
May words of comfort be my song.

Let words of comfort that I find
Restore my peace and ease my mind.

Lord help me capture what I’ve heard,
And set me free to share each word.

I pray the verses that I write,
Will spread your comfort and your light.

Fruit of the Spirit

February 17, 2020

Oh, Holy Spirit grow in me.
Produce Your fruit from me your tree.

Let Love shine forth that others see
Your Love at work, let hatred flee.

Let Joy abound inside my heart.
A joy that only You impart.

May I know Peace that comes from You
Within my soul each day renew.

When troubles come across my path
May I learn Patience, show no wrath.

Let Kindness touch someone today
Through what I do or what I say.

May Goodness grow inside my soul
Let helping others be my goal.

Lord keep me Faithful to the end,
Staying strong through storms and wind.

May others see Your gentleness.
Your Words of life through me express.

May Self-control be my life’s guide
As your Spirit grows inside.

Lord may I know your Spirit’s care,
Reach out today Your love to share.

February 14

February 14, 2020

Lord thank you for my wife, my friend.
We had no clue our lives you’d blend.

On Valentines we had a date,
Our very first, I wasn’t late.

We both dressed up, we had a ball,
Inside the church’s banquet hall.

I held your hand, we laughed, we played.
We formed a bond; our love has stayed.

It brought us through, though times got tough,
We always knew, true love’s enough.

We’re still in love, we know love lasts,
We’ve shared our journey, shared our pasts.

We’ve had our ups. We’ve had our downs.
But through it all, more smiles than frowns.

When we must part this side of life
We’ll meet again, no pain or strife.