Pleading with you, Lord —
The world at times seems cold,
My courage less than bold.
Emptiness does threaten,
The world my spirit dampens;
Please let a new thing happen.
I cling to You in trust,
My faith in You a must,
Till I go down to dust.
Deep down, there’s something solid
Since childhood I have followed —
Your Name, may it be hallowed.
Though many times I’ve wandered;
My talents I have squandered,
But then, forgiveness pondered.
Your love; I don’t deserve it,
So let me be Your servant,
And sing Your praises fervent.
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Pleading with you, Lord —
Lord, you made every human being in Your image.
Each person, no matter their color, economic status, or anything else,
Is precious in Your eyes.
Each person contains within them a spark of the divine.
Yet, we fail to see this. We fail miserably.
Many of those in power do not share their power,
Sometimes the rich do not share their wealth.
Or, even “good people” are unaware of the suffering of others.
The poor and the weak often despise themselves,
Not realizing their great value and worth.
Our nation is deeply wounded.
The wound is hundreds of years old.
Anger and frustration boil beneath the surface.
And yet, and yet,
When You change hearts, something new can happen.
Give us new eyes, new hearts.
If we have material wealth, let us share it with others.
If we have gifts of encouragement, of education,
Let us use them to lift others up.
If we are poor, weak, or feel powerless,
Let us not succumb to fear, discouragement, or despair.
Let us see others with Your eyes,
Not the eyes of corrupted man,
Who looks only at ways to bolster his weak ego.
Not the eyes that look only at the surface,
At outward appearance, possessions, or achievements,
But eyes that see Your beauty and goodness in each person.
Give us the courage to reach out to those who seem different from us,
And to accept their friendly overtures.
Heal our fears, worries, anxieties.
Challenge our prejudices, faulty beliefs, and hatreds.
Let those who stir up hatred of people be thwarted.
Let those who have been injured find the grace to eventually forgive,
For an unforgiving heart injures only itself.
Let justice be done for them.
We thank you for Your mercy to fallen mankind.
For without Your mercy, there is no hope.
A tiny speck, a mote of dust.
One of millions — of wind, a tiny gust.
A tiny atom, or particle minute.
All but invisible; a trivial pursuit.
So insignificant, mostly unknown.
Almost invisible — like a bird now flown.
But in Your eyes, Lord, as Your gaze falls on me,
I am soon made whole, and touch eternity.
[A composite of my experiences and others’]
People bustling —
Sounds of a crowd.
Crying out loud.
All of humanity
Compressed in one space.
Of our human race.
Flights delayed —
Sleep on the floor.
Jet lag had me
Run into a door.
As a matter of fact,
The food turned out great.
People were friendly
Even though late.
Air conditioning —
There’d be more stressing.
People of the globe.
And languages told.
And over it all
The Lord of the earth
Is watching each one,
And gives each one worth.
There’s nobody home.
Must keep on track,
Have you got my back?
Help me, Lord.
I know I’ll get through this,
With God I can do this,
But it takes so long.
You’re changing me daily;
I’m feeling so fraily.
My God is my strength.
Look to Him, look to Him,
Though you wander in the dark.
Fly high, take wing,
Sing like the lark.
He will triumph,
He will win,
He will overcome your sin –
Let Him in.
Stay strong, keep on,
Like the eagle you will be
Flying on to destiny.
Fly high, do not fear,
Your Lord and Master,
He draws near.