Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Heart of The Prayer

I know it's been a few months, and I promise I'll write a real post sometime somewhat soon (if I can ever think of something I want to say that will stick in my head from when I'm getting dressed for work all the way until I'm home again and can get on the computer. :-P ). For now, I just wanted to share a poem I wrote several years ago that I was afraid I had lost! But, lo and behold, when I was cleaning out my email inbox today (106 pages down to 76), I found it in an email to a friend! :-D And there was much rejoicing! Now it is safely saved on my computer....I just need to make sure I take other precautionary saving measures, as well. ;-P

The Heart of The Prayer

by Rebekah Porter

What's in the heart
Of those who pray?
What secrets lie in there
That never see the light of day,
And still their souls do bare.

What do they keep?
What do they give?
And does it fade away?
Or do they hold
Until it comes
And haunts them
Day to day.

"Cast all your cares!"
They seem to hear,
But never take to heart.
Those burdens,
Which had seemed so dear,
To close with which to part.

"Let me heal you!"
Makes them cry
As this is all they know.
Yet gentle hands lift the weight,
And leave them room to grow.

So dance now, prayers!
Sing and shout!
With all your heart, rejoice!
For light of Son
And light of day
Now fill that burden's void.

What's in the heart
Of those who pray?
What secrets lie in there?
None they do not give away
To the One they know
Does care.



I hope this touches lives, and if you are dealing with fear and/or burdens, remember the victory is already yours because it is already Christ's and if He is your Savior then you are in Him. Let Him take your loads, remove your fears with His perfect love, and heal your heart.
*hugs to all*

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3 comments:

Katie said...

'"Cast all your cares!"
They seem to hear,
But never take to heart.
Those burdens,
Which had seemed so dear,
To close with which to part.'

Oh, dear -- that would be me I am shamed to say. >.> Very much me.

Thank you for posting this, Wrosie. It was a great blessing to read. Thank you.

Alex said...

Mm, this is a lovely poem, Wrosie. ^.^ 'Specially something I need to hear, amidst a whirlwind of uncertainty. I don't think I could have read this at a better time. Thankee. :D

~EowynAlex

Wrosie said...

Thanks, girls. ^.^
I'm happy you like it, and that it's touched you. ^.^
*snugs*