A Cry to God
I’m not very fancy at praying
(But that’s no secret to You)!
Often, Your Spirit’s groanings
Are about all that I can do.
So maybe if I write it out,
In the early morning calm,
My prayer will be more clear—
In this heartfelt, humble psalm.
My prayer to You, today, Lord,
Comes from a broken heart:
Losing people has always hurt
Repeatedly—from the start.
First Dad, then Sam, then
Friends and relatives slipped away,
And, of course, that awful church split
Was a devastating day.
Now Mom, Crystal, and Jane,
And also the kids and grandkids:
I see I’d idolized these people:
They were my purpose, I admit.
I know Your otherworldly peace,
But just like in the Garden,
I’ve disobeyed Your commands;
I desperately need Your pardon!
Confession of Trust
No one else can give me hope
But Jesus, My Savior, alone,
Who took on death for my sins:
Each one of them atoned.
Lord, You can do anything at all,
In your great love everlasting;
You’re every single place I go,
And you know every single thing.
Nothing escapes Your awesome control,
Yet You’re perfect, holy, and set apart;
And You’ve never told a single lie,
And you have a gracious, merciful heart.
You never—never—ever change:
I can take Your promises to the bank;
You have blessed me in many things,
And for these, Lord, I give thanks.
Petition for Deliverance
I still have David and lots of friends,
And I’m serving in new places;
But I ask for faith in the meantime,
While I miss these loved ones faces.
I know full well, Dear Father,
I have no reason to complain:
Help me keep Your Word daily:
Draw me close—again and again!
Remind me of my hope in my Savior,
As here on earth, for heaven I wait;
And any friends who are there with You?
Please have them greet me at the Gate!
Praise for Answering
I praise You, Awesome Creator,
Of all my loved ones and me.
You’ve already provided peace—
Your perfect love I can feel and see.
You’ve given to me Spiritual fruit:
Kindness, love, joy, and peace;
Now I ask for some self-control?
And a dose of patience, please!
I have a happy, worshipful feeling
That You’re hearing me today;
And, Lord, I’m so very thankful—
That YOU’LL never go away!