24 May 2011

Hear my prayer

The noise
of the world shouts
long and loud
wild dogs nip
at the heels
of my spirit
teeth ripping
into a heart
that longs to listen
to You alone
do not be far from me
oh Lord, hear my prayer

As I wake to a day
new with gifts
waiting to be
opened, utilized
for a Kingdom cause
let humility
be my cloak
not absorbing
glory that is Yours alone
let me not be far from You
oh Lord, hear my prayer

Let us reason together
Your invitation calls
quiet in a world
where reason alone
has reigned
and faith
has been stripped
from the rules
of a game
that I don't
want to play
keep my mind
fixed on You
oh Lord, hear my prayer.

May I disappear
that You
would be all
for the honour is Yours
the glory is Yours
for ever and ever
Yours only, Amen.

He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] John 3:30 Amplified

Oh, Yes! The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, the honor and power and strength, To our God forever and ever and ever! Oh, Yes!
Revelation 7:12 The Message

Joining Jason HERE for Warrior Poets Circle where he asked us this week to pray in poetry

Visit One Stop Poetry to read more Wednesday One Shot Poems


Anonymous said...

I love the lines about reflecting His glory instead of absorbing it. Yes and yes! Thank you, Karin. I wholeheartedly say 'amen.'

Brian Miller said...

may i disappear...i echo that prayer...and he hears and acts on our behalf to his will not ours...that part always gets me...smiles.

Unknown said...

such a beautiful prayer. may my heart echo these words...

ayala said...


Elizabeth Young said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and uplifting poem today. It is truly annointed and will bless the heart of everyone who reads it. Blessings, Elizabeth.

Anna said...

This is a beautiful, heart-felt prayer.

Diana Trautwein said...

This is lovely, just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it.

HopeUnbroken said...

beautiful. what an inspiring way to start my day. i'm so glad to have visited. thank you.

Anonymous said...

"May I disappear
that You
would be all"

What the world would be like if this was prayed daily. May you Him today...

Leslie said...

this is a lovely prayer...

Victoria said...

Yes, faith is being stripped from the rules of the game. Heartfelt prayer/poem.

Glynn said...

Beautiful poem, Karin.

Raivenne said...

What a beautiful and inspiring prayer. Glad to have come across this!