Humility

A gift of great value
Is humility
Attracting every soul
Doesn’t come naturally

A virtue of true beauty
Humble and contrite
One that breaks down walls
Draws us to unite

Can humbleness be earned?
Or purchased at the store
Only God bestows
A grace that He outpours

Perhaps through a hard lesson
Or desire of the heart
Let us pray today
To us this gift impart

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Let You Begin

Gotta get dressed
Grab something to eat
So much to do
And people to meet

So much to accomplish
Achieving the goal
No time to think
Who’s in control?

What is the purpose?
Of priorities set
Money or power
Or things I must get

Why the importance
Of so busy to be
What about starting
With a prayer, You and me

Of stilling the soul
Of letting You in
Oh Lord take control
And let you begin

Mind, Heart, Soul and Body

You take a mind confused
Of world view to see
Through wisdom of Your view
Gift faith of mystery

You take a heart that’s broken
Sorrow too much to bear
Mend it in Your love
Bind it in Your care

You take a soul that’s lost
With no direction found
Hope instilled with joy
Your Spirit to surround

You take a body stressed
Consumed with worried fear
Gift Your peace eternal
Found You’re always near

Mind, heart, soul and body
Bathed within Your light
Making all things new
Alignment that is right

Language, Time and Presence

His language is silence
Pray every soul seek
That speaks to the heart
Each language unique

His time is this moment
Pray every soul claim
Now and eternal
This time is the same

His gifts are precious
Pray every soul know
Receiving in giving
His gifts to bestow

His Presence unseen
Pray here to see
Seen everywhere
Let Presence now be

Speak now my Lord
In this moment now
Gifts of the sharing
Your Presence to know

Draw Deep

Draw deep of silence
Of quiet to be
Surrender embarking
Gift to be free

Draw deep of desire
Needing to be
Seeking, embracing
Gift of unity

Draw deep of prayer
Of love to be
Binding entwining
Gift of intimacy

Draw deep of Spirit
Of moving to be
Heaven encountered
Gift of divinity

What Called Them

What called them to gather?
To worship this day
As one body joins
With their souls to pray

What calls them to sing?
When they have a choice
Of praise from within
To lift up their voice

What moves them to serve?
Unselfish act be
With love of divine
Forgive with mercy

A joy in their heart
A peaceful way know
Humble of being
A grace that they show

A stirring inside
A drawing in too
That moves soul to say
Let me join along too

Mirror Turn

Intoxicated
A man approached me
With need to get home
Can you spare some money?

Clearly he was lying
Excuses overflow
But I’ve no grounds to judge him
A mirror turn to show

I don’t know his demons
Or wounds that he did bear
Ordained was the encounter
Take it now to prayer

I’ll spare a few dollars
With prayer to let light shine
Oh Lord let us judge
What’s in this heart of mine?

Am I intoxicated?
With my accomplishments
With my façade of lying
Pray for adjustment

Let me approach you Lord
To Your home is my need
Can you spare some grace?
And Your love intercede