A Bitter Heart for Jesus

Outlook is gloomy
A bitter heart be
Seems all the world
Is against me

I have to do this
Don’t want to do that
Don’t like my job
Foes to combat

Oh, woe is me
Seems nobody cares
Let’s package this up
And take it to prayer

Jesus, he greets me
With arms of compassion
With Word of “I know”
A healing to fashion

Let’s rest a while
Let’s dwell above
Let’s focus our being
Upon grateful love

Could You Spare?

Could You spare an angel?
To help me fight a fight
To cast away temptations
Defend me with Your might

Could You gift another
A chosen one to send
To share in joys and sorrows
One to be my friend

Could You share Your Spirit?
To guide within the way
Inspiring with love
Wisdom when I pray

Could You lead this sinner?
To help Your kingdom build
Of light to a lost soul
A prayer to be fulfilled

Miracle of Reflection

Gaze into the water
What do you see?
A masterpiece drawn
Of passing beauty

A miracles moment
Of blessed reflection
Drawing the soul in
Spiritual direction

You bless it movement
A ripple of flow
Another dimension
For us here to know

Move left or right
Above or below
The scene is repainted
Perspective to know

Reflection of view
What benefits me?
Or one through the soul
Of wonders of thee?

Creation gifts silence
Of homage to share
In hope that all souls
Will join into prayer

Hard to Sin

In lights morning blessing
Shared abundantly
No thought of selfishness
Or in the heart, envy

With gaze on horizon
To flow with the sea
Easy acceptance
No judgment to be

Through love sacrificial
When serving the needy
Filled with your joy
The hearts’ not greedy

At the foot of the Cross
Let all sins here flee
Transformed by our Lord
To live lovingly

When in Your Presence
Within loves embrace
It’s hard to sin
When focused on grace

Words of God

Desire of our soul
Curiosity of mind
If only we could know
Word of God to find

Read within the scriptures
An answer to be found
When asking of Your name
“I am” is so profound

In time of deepest need
Appealing with a prayer
Comforting with peace
“I know” is spoken clear

The Word, of who you are
Is found everywhere
We know we find You, when
“I love” is what we hear

First

Opening of door
Into the outside
First breath of morning
Draw Spirit deep inside

First ray of sunshine
To shine upon the face
Touch of warming love
Speaks everything is grace

First view of this day
Pause the soul to see
All the gifts of beauty
That God is blessing me

Journey is prepared
First step upon the way
Let it be with You
First thought, now let us pray

In This Moment

Oh, what a treasure
To dwell in Your light
In this moment shared
Everything’s right

For You bear my burdens
Security, know
In this moments safety
Letting all go

Enwrapped in the Spirit
Love so complete
In this moment drifting
Divinity sweet

Peace of instilling
Presence permeates
This moment transforming
New way, create

Call of Francis

A mission before us
St Francis begun
Encouragement blessed
To the chosen ones

We have been called
To wounds let us heal
For in their binding
Our Christ be revealed

Let us unite
What has fallen apart
Find in the binding
Taste of heaven impart

And to bring home
Those who have lost their way
A friend in the binding
Please help us this day

Chord of Grace

Something in your song
Strikes a chord of grace
Easy be the drifting
To another place

One of souls’ connection
A gift of Spirit share
That of heavens echo
Message flowing clear

Past our knowledge knowing
Through Word, and rhyme and tune
Blending of the three
Our being to commune

Let us dwell within it
Of the way to lift
Through fragrance of the Spirit
The blessing of your gift