Category Archives: Prayer Life

My Time of Need

All my doubts, all my worries, all my fears
I lay them down at your feet with my tears
Broken and ashamed
I cry out to your name
I know you’ll carry me all my years

Every day I know I go astray
It’s so easy to lose my way
As I sinner I plead
Getting down on my knees
That you’ll hear every word I pray

What a Savior you are, Lord Jesus
What a friend in my time of need
Every day that I live
I know you will give
Grace and mercy abundant and free

Our Deepest Need

I was determined that my prayers would reach to heaven
I waited patiently to have the answer come
Then in the stirring of my heart I felt assurance
As the peace of God came rushing like a flood 

In that moment no more worry was within me
I know that Jesus had received my heartfelt plea
I lifted up my eyes to see the heavens open
As the Holy Spirit came to rest on me

What a joy then filled my heart to overflowing 
I felt a laugh deep down within my seeking soul
My mouth flew open and the laughter came in torrents 
My heart had found a place where I could just let go

I didn't care if those around me heard my laughter 
I didn't even recognize that they were there
And it was then I realized the blessed freedom
That could only come from Jesus loving hand

Then I remembered this all started in my prayer life 
I'd been seeking things I thought I truly need
But as it turned out all those things were not the answer 
Jesus brought an answer deeper than my plea

Now I share with you this heartfelt lesson
Always remember Jesus knows our deepest need
And if the answer to our prayer seems long forgotten 
There is something more He's given us indeed

The Gift of Prayer

As I gaze at the sliver of moon in the sky
And feel the dew under my feet
My mind goes to you in the silence of dawn
All I want is to hear you speak

Oh God, I open my heart up to you
My prayer ascends up to your throne
But it's not the words I speak that matter the most
I must listen for your voice alone

What a precious thing is the gift of prayer
What a mystery vast and wide
I can come to the King of all Kings each day 
He will hear every word that I cry

Then His voice will speak gently with calm and grace
He will give me the words of life 
So, I pray in the silence of morning dew
Because only here will I survive 

Call on Jesus

When you wake up in the morning brew your coffee
Have a muffin, or banana or some toast
Make sure all the house around you is in order 
Take a shower, brush your teeth and out the door

Wait a minute, somethings missing in that sequence
Something all of us should do to start our day
There is nothing more important than this one small thing 
Take some time down on your knees to pray

Pray for children, pray for neighbors, pray for grandma
Pray for friends that live both near and far away
Pray for pastor and for mayor and for workers 
Pray for everything you'll do throughout the day

You see the secret to success is not your bankroll
Not your wisdom, or your power or your fame
It’s not a matter of the place you have climbed to
Your success comes from the times you called His name

The name of Jesus is the key to all your future
The name of Jesus is your peace in every storm
The name of Jesus is a joy you can hold onto 
He’s a refuge and a strong and mighty tower

So, when you find that you are rushed and running ragged
And it seems you don't have time to even think 
Take a break down on your knees to call on Jesus
And you'll find you have more time to follow Him

He's the way. The truth, the life and He's your answer 
To the question of a day that seems too short
Just a little time with Jesus in the morning 
Will make the whole day better from the start 

It Is Well With My Soul

 I pray a blessing on you today
 May all your desires come your way
 May you hear the sound of your spirit say
 It is well with my soul
 I pray that mercy will fill your heart
 That grace may be what you always impart
 That your song of life will always start
 It is well with my soul
 I pray that life brings you joy today
 And that peace will follow you all the way
 I pray that His love will cause you to say
 It is well with my soul
 Let your heart rejoice
 Let your praise be heard
 Lift your loudest voice
 To our awesome Lord
 Bringing honor and glory to God above
 He’s the Savior of your soul
 He will be with you each and every day
 He will guide your life and show you the way
 He died on a cross just to hear you say
 It is well with my soul 

The Place for Me

My enemy is standing at the door
Grumbling and complaining to get in
I could feel the evil he would pass to me
I didn’t freeze
Got on my knees
Then I heard a voice I had heard before
Saying get away from him, he is mine
I knew it was my Savior and my Lord
He heard my prayer
Down on my knees
The place for me is down on my knees
I can’t stand before the Son of God
His throne is where I want to spend my time
Giving Him praise
Lifting His name
He raised me to my feet and held me tight
I could heard the devil as he walked away
A smile came on my face in that moment
He say me there
Down on my knees
The place for me is down on my knees
There’s no other place I would rather be
It is there my Savior hears my every word
I need to stay
Down on my knees
I know my enemy will return someday
I know he won’t give up that easily
But when he does I know I have a weapon
A humble prayer
Down on my knees
The place for me is down on my knees
There is victory when I surrender all
So I’ll lift my voice and bow my head
And pray to God
Down on my knees

Down on My Knees

I could walk a million miles or swim a thousand seas
I could climb the highest mountain or explore the oceans deep
I could lift my hands in worship
Sing a worship melody
But the closest I can get you is down on my knees
I could feed a hundred thousand or set the captives free
I could help a man in trouble or cure a dread disease
I could give to the less fortunate
The blessings I’ve received
That would not draw me closer than being down on my knees
Down on my knees there is healing
Down on my knees there is peace
Down on my knees there are springs of joy
Down on my knees I’m set free
Down on my knees He will hear me
Every time I cry out in prayer
When I’m down on my knees for others
I can know He is always right there
Help me humble myself
Put my flesh in its place
Help me cry out to you
Down on my knees in prayer

I’m Looking for Jesus

I’m looking for Jesus wherever I go
In Him I am sure that all blessings will flow
His power is greater.
His love is divine
I’m looking for Jesus all of the time

I’m looking for Jesus beside me each day
I know He’ll be with me to show me the way
His joy overwhelms me
His peace calms my soul
I’m looking for Jesus for he gives me hope

Oh what a sight to see
My Savior beside me
Oh what a pleasure. Oh what a thrill
Jesus is all I need

I’m looking for Jesus to show me the Light
Each day that passes He shows me what’s right
I love Him with all of my heart and my mind
I’m looking for Jesus my strength all the time



I know He’s not far away (4 times)
I know He’s right here to stay (4 times)


Effective Prayer

I Give My Call

I come to you this morning
Down on my knees in prayer
There is no fear or worry
I know that you are here

I see the sun arising
I hear the birds new song
You made all of creation
Just so I could sing along

As the sun brings light from darkness
You alone will bring me joy
Help me stay right here before you
Help me stand up and rejoice

I cry out to you my Lord
I bow down before your throne
You are all that I have longed for
Make me yours, yours alone

I lift up my hands to worship
God of glory, Lord of all
This is how I start my morning
Unto you I give my call

My days are full. I have a lot of jobs and responsibilities and can get very busy and distracted as he day wears on. Correcting maps, selling insurance, working the garden, caring for the dog, cooking various meals, writing my poetry and other projects, reading, devotions, preparing he worship services, recording lessons and so much more make it a hectic day once things get going. That is why I choose the mornings to come to my Lord in prayer. If I waited until later in the day I would rarely take the time. Now don’t get me wrong, I pray when the Spirit leads me to throughout the day. It would be interesting to make a note each time God brings someone to my remembrance and I pray for them at that moment. I do not do that because I think God intends these type of prayers to be private. The morning is my main time with God because it is uninterrupted and quiet. I can hear Him when it is quiet. I can hear Him when I am still, before the chaos of the day creeps in. That is why I choose the mornings to spend time with my Savior. It’s by far the best of times!

Psalm 63:1a King James Version (KJV)
63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: