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Effective Prayer

The A.S.K. Principle

This poem was written in conjunction with my book of the same title.

When I’ve lost my direction
In this crazy old world
I’m reluctant to ask for some help
I think it’s a reflection
That I’m not self-assured
And it makes me feel very inept

But I can’t have this attitude
In my walk with the Lord
When I find I am losing my way
I will have more gratitude
If i look to His word
And find how He tells me to pray

He says first I must ask Him
When I’ve come to stray
Whether knowledge or wisdom I need
And He says that He’ll give
And show me the way
To find the next step in my plea

Next is to seek out
His will for my life
In the situation I’ve fallen in
Then I can figure out
The escape from my strife
And find the path destined to win

Last I must knock
At the door I come to
It shall open to me on its own
The door is unlocked
And it opens to view
The answer that He will make known

Now all that sounds simple
And easy to do
But there’s one trick you need to remember
The asking and seeking
And knocking you do
Must be done ’til you’re led to the answer

He always will lead to the answer
He always will answer your plea
It’s the waiting and watching that’s hard to do
So ask ’til your heart is set free
And seek ’til you see
And knock “til you reach the door.

The Believers Life

Prints in the Snow

When I can’t sense your presence you’re still there
When I’m not sure you’re list’ning you hear my prayer
If the clouds fill the sky
Or the stars are shining bright
I know that you’re still there

When I can’t hear your voice you still speak
When I feel alone my heart you seek
If I hear the birds sing
Or this wind on the wing
I know that you’re talking to me

When I can’t feel your touch you are near
When I’m lost and in despair I’ll not fear
With the sunrise at morn
And the new day is born
I can know that my prayers you will hear

When I don’t understand you still know
When I can’t see your plan your love shows
Day by day you give grace
As I lift up my praise
Then my path is like prints in the snow

You’ll never leave me
Never forsake me
Never let me go
I can take rest
And know that I’m blessed
Because your love will always show

Effective Prayer

Please Hear My Prayer

I come to you down on my knees
Hoping that you’ll hear my plea
This sin has taken hold of me
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

I’ve tried so hard to let it go
It’s deep inside and does not show
But You can see it this I know
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

It seems you are so far away
My words are lifted everyday
Yet this old sin just seems to stay
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

No longer do I feel your hand
No longer do I understand
Am I still walking in your plan
Oh Lord please hear my prayer

The suddenly your voice I hear
You say my son be of good cheer
My blood has washed away that fear
For I have heard your prayer

Rise up and know my grace is more
My mercy does your heart implore
Now leave your sin there on the floor
Take up your bed and walk

I cry oh thank you Lord and King
Thanks so much for everything
This joy will cause my heart to sing
For you have heard my prayer

Glory to God’s only Son
Jesus Christ the risen one
Praise His name for He has won
Victory over sin

My Prayer

Lord please help me to find my way
My feet to often go astray
I need your guidance every day
While walking in this world

I find myself on the wrong path
I must abscond or face your wrath
Then I return to you at last
Looking to your word

Have your precious mercy flow to me
Make me all that you want me to be
Keep my eyes from sin that lurks within
So that I might walk with you again

I wander off so easily it seems
The enemy has evil schemes
But by your blood I’ve been redeemed
I once again can stand

Your strength not mine Oh Lord
Your will not mine Oh Lord
Your way not mine Oh Lord
This is my prayer
This is my prayer

Have your precious mercy flow to me
Make me all that you want me to be
Keep my eyes from sin that lurks within
So that I might walk with you again

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/your-daily-word-prompt-abscond-september-15th-2018/

The Believers Life

So Many Things

Eggs in the fry pan
Bacon being nuked
Coffee brewing slowly
Pouring out the juice
Toast in the toaster
Eggs need turning now
Multitask for breakfast
Sometimes I wonder how

But all the while I’m running
My spirit is alive
I’m praising my dear Savior
He’s always at my side
And as He brings some people
To rest inside my mind
My prayers go up unceasing
That they will all be fine

There are so many things
To do when morning calls
The best way is to contemplate
How to best do them all
When finally it’s over
And all the food is gone
I sit and write this poem
The Daily Prompt is done

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/your-daily-word-prompt-multitask-september-11th-2018/

 

Let Your Prayer be Heard

I pray today that you be healed
Of sickness you may carry
Take up your bed
By God be led
Don’t let this sickness tarry

I pray today that you be free
Of finance that does bind you
Ask wisdom from
The Lord above
He’ll tell you what to do

God does authorize our prayers
Over all the power of the enemy
Nothing can stand against His word
He overcome the world for me

I pray today that you be free
Of sins that haunt your life
He died that day
On Calvary
Accept His sacrifice

I pray today that faith will rise
Within your new creation mind
And you will know
He loves you so
And will for all of time

No matter what your prayer may be
He authorizes you to speak
To quench the power of the enemy
So let your prayer be heard

God does authorize our prayers
Over all the power of the enemy
Nothing can stand against His word
He overcome the world for me

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/your-daily-word-prompt-authorize-september-6th-2018/

Hear our Prayer

Every Cry

There was a day when I was young
So many years ago
My wife would bear three children
Before I was to old
Before the time did come for birth
They said we should expect
A child would come no doubt to us
Their cry we would protect

Today I have a different task.
To pray for those in need
The word of God said pray in faith
Expect results to be
Help me have that faith dear Lord
My expectations high
That you will answer every prayer
And hear my every cry

In response to the daily prompt Expect