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Forgive Us

Abba Father:
Forgive us.
Forgive our arrogance,
That we begin to imagine,
This life is all about us.
Forgive us.
Forgive our belief,
That we’re entitled,
To what impresses us.
Forgive us.
Forgive our sense of value,
What we deem worthy,
Is so often foolish.
Forgive us.
Forgive us where we fail,
For we often do,
Without giving it thought.
Forgive us.
        dfav 2/20/17

—Donna

No Entry

Abba Father:
There’s been tremendous anger,
And I’ve wanted to run from it,
Tried to stuff it in boxes,
In my heart and declare,
“No Entry”!
It hasn’t worked.
In reality there’s more danger.

I allowed myself to indulge,
In naming off the losses,
And as the list got larger,
Resentment loomed greater,
Until my heart was consumed,
And there was no more room,
For anything but anger.

There wasn’t anyway to free myself,
From the ugliest facts within,
Years of fighting to survive,
To live longer, in harmony with this,
Seemed a huge waste,
Wouldn’t I be better off dead,
Than living with this stranger?

It’s not easy to “keep the faith”,
To surrender to death and dying,
And try to focus on God first,
When you’re drowning inside,
Or about to get caught,
In an avalanche,
Of loss, grief and danger.

You know you’re no Job,
Or Moses, Abraham, Joseph,
You’re only you and the situation,
Is unfortunately unfair,
And your loses clearly cruel,
Suddenly the God You love,
Feels like a complete stranger.

The result for me came to be,
A boarded up heart,
Stuffed with what I couldn’t do,
Leaving no room for the blessings,
No room for life itself,
Or gratitude for who You are Lord,
Only the darkest of anger.

It’s a sin, this attitude, I know,
And I am regretful it got here,
I accept my sin in this,
I feel the consequences,
Will You forgive me, Lord?
For wasting these days,
Being my own greatest danger?

Will You help me clear out,
This darkened, unclean heart?
Help me turn everything,
Over to You,
And walk again with me,
Seeing this through Your eyes,
Not those of a stranger?
             dfav 8/26/16
—Donna

7:30 a.m. Prayer from the Cottage by the Sea

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O Holy Father,
Master of the Universe,
Creator of all good,
Author and Sustainer of Life,
I have sinned.

Shamefully I confess
I wasn’t tricked Lord,
Satan has used this tactic before
I recognized the road signs
But I willingly sinned anyway.

Worse, when I had to admit
It was the same ole’ story
Just different names
I was disappointed it ended
Just the way sinning does.

Here I am Lord
Your prodigal daughter
Back again from the pig sty
Smelling of the stench of sin
Reeking from the evil within.

I have no excuse,
No one to cast blame upon,
No one wronged me,
No one offered me anything
That my selfish heart didn’t want.

Again Lord I drove the nails
I turned my back on You
My spittle hit Your face
My sins drove a spear into Your side
My evil required Your death upon the cross.

I’m sorry isn’t good enough,
Remorse, regret, repentance
Won’t wipe out my deeds
Can’t erase my thoughts
I hide my face but You see.

Forgive me Jesus, Son of God
Read my heart and know
I am sickened by my own sins
Yet I am still Your daughter
Consequences I will accept

Just forgive me Lord Jesus
Remove this as far as east is to west
Replace this hot bubbling guilt
With Your compassion and mercy
Use this to strengthen us.

Thank You Heavenly Father
Thank You for Your forgiveness
Thank You for Your mercy and grace
Wash this stain and stench away
Allow me in Your presence.

Amen!
d.f.a.v 10/6/13

We all fall down sometimes!
–Faye