There are days when prayer seems as simple as breathing sweet and easy.
On others it feels like laboured heavy-breathing after a long climb.
No matter how it feels to us, we can rest assured that God delights to hear our prayers.
And we are always welcome to come into His Presence.
This poetic prayer came about when sleep-deprived and weary.
I wanted to stay and pray in the quiet place where my soul communes with God.
But my mind and body had other ideas.
I wish that I could linger longer in Your Presence
to sense the touch of Your fingers on my life,
and really catch the essence of what it means
to rest from strain and strife as I learn
to distinguish the better from the best,
to resist the tug of urgent, rush and hurry
calling attention to all I need to do
causing needless anxiety and worry
while pulling me away from You.
And I know it’s more important to turn aside
from things that drain and steal my energy
when I hear Your Voice calling
“Come and abide with Me”.
You are the only One who can give me
lasting hope, joy and peace
and I live and function best
with Holy Spirit grace and ease.
So I come, willing now and able
to stay a while and feast
at Your abundant table,
stay in Your Presence
gaze at Your Face,
feels arms of Love surround me
in a safe and warm embrace,
soak in Your Love-light
pure, holy and true
and emerge refreshed, restored
strengthened and renewed
**Note** – This post is one of the ‘here’s one I made earlier’ variety that waits for such a time as this. I am still taking a break from my usual writing schedule and needing as much rest as possible while away visiting family for a few days. But I hope to be back in the swing of things again soon!