A Poem of Praise (printable) #shortburstsofencouragement

Okay, my dear readers, confession time. I am not a poet. That being said, here is a poem of praise from my heart. Save it. Print it out. It’s my gift to you if it echos the cry of your heart. If not, consider writing your own.

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Father God, I love You so;
You care for me even when I don’t know.
I often question Your intent,
Despite those promises You’ve already kept.
I try to make sense of all around,
yet my eyes focus narrowly on my own.
You forgive my impatience,
and my self-righteous thoughts;
And secured my salvation through Your Son’s
death on the cross.
He redeemed all my sins and gave me new life;
an act that cost a most precious price.
With Your help, dear Lord,
I will trust in the perfect plan
that is a gift from Your great hand.
Thank You for each day’s new mercies,
and the grace that wipes away all my inequities.
To You, Adonai, is my praise for always;
may my last breath be a whisper
giving You all the glory.

His Goodness; Our Blessing

When we reflect on the goodness of the Lord, it brings our daily challenges into perspective. Composing your own poem or prayer or song of praise is a great way to do just that. Go ahead, give it a try. You just may surprise yourself. 

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“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song.” Psalm 28:7

Reflection: Have you ever composed a poem or prayer or song of praise? What’s preventing you from doing so? 

Have you heard? I’m publishing a full-color, image-based devotional on the blessings of praising God! Get all the latest information here by clicking this link: Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace. 

I’m joining Holley Gerth for her Coffee for Your Heart Wednesday link-up and Rachel Wojnarowski for Whimsical Wednesdays. Click on the images to read more linked-up posts. So much wonderful encouragement!

  

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Yours in grace ≈

Julie

I am a blessed wife, mother of four, and follower of Jesus Christ, celebrating each messy day through His grace. I write, edit, and speak as God leads.

Posted in A Prayer, Praise, Prayer, Short Bursts of Encouragement, Worship
  • raayres

    Julie,
    I’m inspired by the way you stepped out of your comfort zone and into poetry as a way to celebrate The Lord. Thank you for bravely sharing your words with us.
    Ruth

    • Thank you, Ruth. I’m learning to celebrate the Lord in the moment, even in ways that are less comfortable for me. However, don’t ask me to dance before Him just yet. 🙂

  • Michael A. Eleyinafe

    I was so blessed when I read through your Poem of Praise.

    I am posting a poem in support of your vision as God gave me the grace some years back when I studied the life of Fanny Crosby a New Yorker Hymn Composer. She became blind at the age of one and half years, but she composed about 8000 hymns during her life time. Her life challenged me a lot. That day when I reflected upon her life, I wrote a poem. The title of the poem is:
    GATHER MY PIECES TOGETHER FOR YOUR

    I have strayed so long in the vanity of life
    I have drifted away in the emptiness of life
    I wake up today realizing the agony of my folly
    O Lord, gather my pieces together for your purposes
    Fill my emptiness with fullness of your mercy

    You have been patient enough for my rerun
    You have been waiting in love for my return
    I reset my life today in the covenant of your grace
    O Lord, gather my pieces together for your purposes
    Fill my emptiness with fullness of your grace

    The engine of your mercy in me is running awaste
    The unrealized potentials in me is rusting away
    I don’t want to come to your presence without a fruit
    O Lord, gather my pieces together for your purposes
    Fill my emptiness with fullness of your vision

    While my fingers can work and my legs can walk
    And my energy is yet to be dissipated on nothingness
    I offer my humble vessel for your glorious service
    O Lord, gather my pieces together for your purposes
    Fill my emptiness with fullness of your power

    The filled hour-glass of life will soon be empty
    The day so bright will soon drift to a night so long
    O Lord I want to behold the bright light of your glory
    Father, gather my pieces together for your purposes
    Fill my emptiness with fullness of your glory

    Composed on October 23, 2006
    after studying the inspired beautiful life of Fanny Crosby
    Copyright © 2006 by Michael A. Eleyinafe
    I also posted many poems written by me in
    http://www.christlightbearers.org

    • “I have strayed so long in the vanity of life…Father, gather my pieces together for your purposes
      Fill my emptiness with fullness of your glory” Powerful and lovely, Michael. You blessed me.

    • “Father, gather my pieces together for your purposesFill my emptiness with fullness of your glory” This is my prayer, Michael! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • cattan4

    did you wright this, it is beautiful

    • I did. Thank you for your kind words! You can do the same. Write from deep within. Blessings.

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