Returning to Who You Are

So often the times
When we’ve drifted afar
When we need to return
To who we are

Not want we have
Or things that we do
Not of what others
Are thinking of you

To take off the mask
Let ego subside
Return to the one
In love to reside

Indwelling of prayer
To return to the place
The infinite source
Of mercy and grace

Right to the core
Of our identity
We are His beloved
Let that truth, flow through me

With Love to See

A brush stroke of kindness
With love to see
Painting a landscape
Of surrounding beauty

A moment of pause
Gratefulness to employ
A drop in an ocean
Of a soul filled with joy

A simple little prayer
One thread to bind
Forming a cord
Of friendship divine

One step of faith
Of trust everyday
Aligning our compass
To follow His way

Blesses the Key

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
To free us from fear
And all our worry

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
Bound in protection
And security

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
Unlocking the way
Of divine mystery

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
With wisdom of Word
Through humility

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
From the chain of sin
With unending mercy

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
To infinite love
Through the Trinity

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
To heavens door
And eternity

Blessed our Lord
Who blesses the key
In the shape of a cross
One sacrificially

A Beloved Conviction

At the core of our faith
This conviction, be awed
We are the beloved
Children of God

Can we believe it?
In our head to abound
Be known in our gut
So, we are turned around

Go read the scriptures
This truth seeping, of
For I have loved you
With everlasting love

Here I embrace you
A covenant, be
You are mine, I am yours
And you belong to me

We have to hear this
As our guiding star
To live as the beloved
Because that’s who we are

When we start believing
Upon this knowledge formed
Our daily and Spiritual
Life will be transformed

We will still have pain
Still bear our cross
Successes and failures
Rejection and loss

But we’ll no longer live
Without identity
For we know who we are
As the beloved, we be

(based upon words by Henri Nouwen)

A Change of Intention

A place of inner peace
A goal of mine this day
Before the hours close
I found it drift away

With a vision of love
Through eyes to be kind
In stresses of life
My sight becomes blind

Commitment of my mind
To turn away from sin
Surrounded in this world
Temptations pouring in

If these are my desire
Help I need to find
Not of human strength
But one of the divine

For Jesus shows the way
To walk beside us here
A simple turn of gaze
And a word of prayer

One Eternally

One breath of presence
I stop to concede
To transform my soul
Is all that I need

One ray of light
Let’s my soul say
To cast out the darkness
And shine hope this day

One touch of grace
Of blessing unseen
Brings joy through your mercy
To wash my soul clean

One drop of blood
Of passion divine
Birthed heavens door
For all of mankind

One piece of bread
With Amen to say
To nourish our soul
To follow His way

One word of prayer
Of divinity
Gives infinite love
One eternally

What Does the Sunrise Say?

A message sent to us
Each and every day
Let us turn and hear
What does the sunrise say?

Here now rest within
And draw the fresh clean air
Yesterday is gone
All is new right here

Listen now beloved
All worries to release
Soaking deep within
My precious gift of peace

Come find in my light
Through colors beautiful
Joy within the sharing
Gifts blessed unto you

Hear a voice familiar
From heaven here above
A facet of His light
One of His great love

Prayer to be Aware

I was in a hurry
And so, I didn’t see
A sunrise of beauty
God painted for me

I passed by my bible
And so, I didn’t hear
The inspired wisdom
God wanted to share

I shouted my goodbyes
And so, I didn’t feel
My families embrace
Of Gods’ love to reveal

So early I arrived
In a waiting room here
Still our God pursues
Now fill this space with prayer

Long to be Fed

A river of souls
Who long to be fed
Flow to receive
Their daily bread

Of heavens encounter
Of pure grace to find
To savor Our Lord
And consume the divine

To draw from the well
Of body, ascend
To the depth of love
Of which there’s no end

One body united
In community
Of bread to be broken
And shared humbly

A Sense Beyond

A sense overwhelming
Beyond what I feel
With prayer of instilling
It’s fruit to reveal

A sense of insight
Beyond what I see
A vision of faith
Of path to guide me

A sense comprehending
Beyond what I know
Attune to the Word
Of wisdom, bestow

A sense of consuming
Beyond what I hear
A wonder of silence
Is spoken so clear

A sense of Presence
Embracing me here
Infuses my soul
Of great love to share