Closer Lord To You

I hear your voice of mercy
As you gently speak my name
There’s a need deep down inside me
That is causing me some pain

I can feel my mind is drifting
Farther from your loving side
Help me Lord to draw in closer
To your arms now open wide

Closer Lord to you
Closer Lord to you
Draw me near
Let me hear your voice
Closer Lord to you

Everyday I need to call out
To your ever-listening ears
Everyday I need to praise you
Singing out so you will hear

Everyday your word is needed
To restore my heart to you
Everyday I need to bow down
Praying for your grace anew

Closer Lord to you
Closer Lord to you
Draw me near
Let me hear your voice
Closer Lord to you

Father draw me close to you
Father draw me close to you
Father draw me close to you
Let me hear your voice

Closer Lord to you
Closer Lord to you
Draw me near
Let me hear your voice
Closer Lord to you

Hold Onto Jesus

I’ve got to hold onto Jesus and let go of me
If I want to be all that I can be
There’s a much better life just waiting for me
If I’ll hold onto Jesus and let go of me

My life was tangled and tortured
The sin stains were all in display
I had quite a collection of terrible things
Seems I never could find the right way

I was destined for doom and misfortune
My path seemed to be laid out
In a stupor I headed to church one day
To see what the fuss was about

When I walked in the door they were singing
Their voices were filled with great joy
I sat in the back wondering what to do next
As my head split in two from the noise

When singing was finished the preacher got up
He shouted out Praise the Lord
Then He said is there one who does not know the way
It’s time for you now to come forward

I don’t know what compelled me to rise to my feet
I slowly walked up to the front
The tears started flowing as prayers were uplifted
The pastor then gave me a hug

As he stood there with arms wrapped around me
He said Jesus Loves you my son
Confess all your sins
Give your life up to Him
You’ll never regret when it’s done

I closed my eyes
I bowed my head
I prayed that prayer
My heart leapt from my chest
The peace that came in
And the joy that I felt
I knew something changed
Inside I could tell
I raised up my arms and began to rejoice
Thank you sweet Jesus for saving my soul
The people all lifted their voice in sweet praise
I knew that my life had drastically changed

As I left that old church later on in the day
I made up my mind to not turn away
I’d hold onto new life the old was now gone
I’d hold onto Jesus and sing this new song

I’ve got to hold onto Jesus and let go of me
If I want to be all that I can be
There’s a much better life just waiting for me
If I’ll hold onto Jesus and let go of me

Softly Prayed

I came before the Lord today
Bowed my head and softly prayed
That this day He would make a way
For all those who are lost

I brought the sick before His throne
Asked my Lord to make them whole
That they’d make Him their very own
Because He paid the cost

I brought the troubled do His feet
Requested that he give them peace
That this night they would get some sleep
While resting in His grace

The doubters were the next in line
I asked that each would take some time
To watch the stars and see them shine
Your glory they will face

I brought the lame and maimed and poor
All those whom I have prayed before
Please show them you are still their Lord
And heal them every one

I brought my church that we would know
That you are working way below
We just need to walk real slow
So we can see your plan

Even though our eyes can’t see
What you are doing inside each
One day we’ll see your majesty
We’ll grow throughout the land

I finished up my prayer at last
Then realized much time had passed
I know you will answer fast
Because you love us so

Answers Today

 

What is it you need?
What requests have you made?
What trials loom big?
What troubles your day?

What escape do you need?
What words have you prayed?
What blocks out your joy?
What stands in your way?

Just take it to God
Don’t insist on your way
If you’ll trust in Him
He’ll answer today

 

In response to the daily prompt Insist

I Call Him

In the night I call Him
Jesus hear my prayer
Help me know the plans you have for me
In the night He answers
Child I’m calling you
I will guide you where you need to be

At the dawn I call Him
Jesus hear my plea
I need strength to make it through the day
At the dawn He answers
Child I’m here with you
Leading you along the narrow way

There He is
Day and night
Dawn and eve
Dark or light
Watching me
Guiding me
Hearing me
Loving me

At the noon I call Him
Jesus hear my cry
Give my friends and family your love
At the noon He answers
Child I’m pleased with you
You have prayed for all that I’m enough

At the eve I call Him
Jesus help us all
Turn to you with every single need
In the eve He answers
Child I’ll grant your plea
I will listen when they call to me

There He is
Day and night
Dawn and eve
Dark or light
Watching me
Guiding me
Hearing me
Loving me

There He is
By my side
Helping me
To survive

The Journey

This journey I am on has it’s pitfalls
Sometimes I’m in holes so deep
I look for ways out
Then to God I shout
His loving hand rescues me

This journey I’m on has its turmoil
I’m dazed and confused in the mess
I try to stay calm
Then Gods graceful arm
Embraces me and i feel blessed

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

This journey I’m on can bring sorrow
Sometimes my soul is real down
I look for his peace
Then God brings release
His joy puts me on solid ground

This journey I’m on can feel lonely
There is no one nearby to call
I search for the Lord
My prayer brings reward
His comforter becomes my all

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

Trust Him on your journey
Praise Him on the way
He will guide you safely
Listen while you pray

The road can be long
The path can be hard
The rocks can be sharp
The hill can be steep
The way can be difficult
But God has a plan
He’ll carry me through every time.

Valuable Time

It seems that my time is fleeting
The day’s gone before it begins
Then when I look back
It seems that I lack
Anything that would last in the end

I observe how my day proceeded
To see if there’s something I missed
The thought came to mind
I did not carve time
To spend with my Savior and Lord

I bow down and make a commitment
That upcoming days I will change
I’ll start out the day
With prayer and with praise
Then my time will have value again

 

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Carve

Never Above

Never Above my Savior
Always below His feet
His love divine
Will always be mine
In Him I am complete

Never Above His mercy
Always below His gaze
His peace sublime
Mine for all time
When i am under His grace

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Never above redemption
Always forgiveness I need
Sinner within
Finds comfort in Him
Daily I bow at His feet

Never above His calling
Always beholding to Him
Every new day
I bow down to pray
Asking His guidance within

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

Oh what a savior
Oh what a friend
Gave all He had
Right to the end

Sweet is His love for me
Sweet mercy given so free
Love was nailed onto a tree
Raised high so all could see

The Day After Christmas

The day has quickly past
The gifts are all unwrapped
The wrappings have been swiftly thrown away
The Christmas feast is done
Guests have all gone home
Now you rest from such a busy day

Your mind goes drifting back
To the year that has just past
You write down all the wonderful events
Then you start to plan
For the year that is at hand
Hoping to achieve the very best

You start to make a list
Of thinks that you would wish
Would come true in the coming year
Perhaps this year would be
A good year to agree
A closer walk with God would be so dear

Take more time to pray
Read the word each day
Listen for the sound of His sweet voice
Help those who have needs
Be a friend indeed
Always strive to make the righteous choice

Tell God all your fears
Let Him dry your tears
He will fill your heart with His sweet peace
Bring your needs to Him
And you will always win
All your doubts and worry He’ll release

With these resolutions
We know that the conclusion
Will open up a year that’s full of life
So please take time to pray
That you would find a way
To have a closer walk with Jesus Christ

You Are Mine

You ask why I allowed sickness
That had you in bed for days
You spent the time praying to heaven
In hopes that I’d take it away

You ask why you went through a trial
When finances were a mess
You spent the time asking provision
In hopes I’d take care of the rest

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine

You ask why so many temptations
Have come across your path
You spent the time asking for mercy
In hopes you’d avoid my wrath

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine

I’ll protect and provide
I’ll stay by your side
I’ll watch over you
When you are mine
Healing
Deliverance
Strength day by day
All will be yours
When you are mine.

I allow these because I know you
I know you will call out my name
You’ll depend on my strength
My mercy and grace
I always know you are mine