Tag Archive | prayers

Prayermart

image

Generic prayers are broad safety nets.
Prayers we pray so we don’t miss anybody.
Ones we send up when our time is crunched,
And we did promise we’d pray for somebody.
Quick one liners tacked on at lunch.
I wonder if they’re effective?
Do you?

Menu prayers are a fast prayer stable.
We appear before the menu and order,
Those things we’re lacking or fighting,
Not only for ourselves but for others we mutter,
These please help her, please touch him, fill in the blanks,
I wonder if they effective?
Do you?

All occasion prayers look lovely,
We can shop at Prayermark for
someone’s words
Grammatically correct and well written,
One’s duty is done, we can move on-not be bored,
Read it quickly and carry on
I wonder if they’re effective?
Do you?
                 d.f.a.v. 3/12/15
—Donna.

WORDS

image
Words.
We’re afraid of them.
True.
They can be cruel.
Flung.
In anger and hate.
Without.
Understanding their power.
Words.
We’re so cautious.
Carefully
Afraid to say truths.
Rationing.
Economizing words.
Minimum.
Like we’ll run out.
Words.
Give description, solace.
Comfort.
Keys to heart doors.
Opening.
Heart eyes to beauty.
Lift.
A soul beyond misery.
Words.
Let me speak, write.
Tell.
Show you cobalt blue.
Paint.
Heartache and red lipstick.
Reveal.
Mysteries beneath surfaces.
Words.
Stop being afraid.
Truth.
Must be shown eventually.
Softly.
Spoken even ugliness subsides.
Never.
Underestimate their strength.
Words.
It is by The Word.
Hunger.
Is awaken for God.
Seasoned.
With the Holy Spirit.
Words.
Comprise God’s message to us.
          d.f.a.v.
—Donna

Winged Prayers

image

If prayers were winged creatures

That flew between our hearts and God’s

I can see those of urgency

Breathless, panting when they reach

The ears of God…

Or those prayed in confession

For sins of omission and commission

Flying with heads bowed down

Ashamed, embarrassed when they reach

The ears of God…

The prayers prayed in intercession

For someone’s hurt and pain

That fly with determination

Confident, willing when they reach

The ears of God…

Prayers for healing or provision

For needs of health or life

Come flying in to carry pleas

Humbled, wanting when they reach

The ears of God…

The air in Heaven would be

Crowded as far as You could see

Alive with the sound of wings

Beating, flying when they reach

The ears of God…

Yet You hear every prayer

No one goes without Your attention

No lines or triage situations

Loved, welcomed when they reach

Your ears Dear God…

        d.f.a.v. 7-9-14

–Donna