Being of a Prayer

Have you had a morning
Of vision to appear
That you have all you need
Right now and right here

Immersed in your beauty
One so crystal clear
Colors so much brighter
Becoming soul aware

Gentle breeze caressing
Fresh and cool the air
Presence of fulfilling
Drawing of You near

Peace filled be the moment
Being of a prayer
Carrying now with me
The way of You to share

Give God a Chance

Lift up the window
Breeze to flow through
Fresh air of breathing
Turn of the view

Open the door
Of neighbor to greet
Be God’s beloved
A new soul to meet

Turning of page
Of scripture to know
Through soul of Spirit
His wisdom to show

Let go of control
With faith to enhance
Step out of the box
Won’t you give God a chance?

Wisdom of Water

Questions of life
For answers we seek
Through wisdom of water
Let the Spirit speak

Temptations of world
Descend from afar
Will drift away
For they’re not who we are

Events of our life
Rise high and low
As waves drift, along
We follow His flow

In stilling waves calm
A beauty to see
In the lights reflection
Be souls’ purpose be

All Within My Prayer

Let Your light shine upon
All within my prayer
May their eyes awaken
To find your Spirit near

Light be cast upon them
To follow in the way
A purpose of their soul
To share Your love this day

They are Your beloved
The chosen ones to know
Carrying Your Spirit
Wherever they may go

Be not heart discouraged
If clouds of shadow fall
Quick be pause of prayer
To listen for Your call

Blessings be before them
For their hearts to see
Quick be praise of giving
The way of Your beauty

My Happy Place

You are always seeking
At our door to enter
Let You flow within
Dwelling at the center

Silence of embracing
Peace here permeates
Comfort of surrounding
Love to procreate

In our deepest valleys
Light for which to yearn
You are always waiting
For me to return

My soul has come to realize
Through moments of Your grace
Dwelling in Your Presence
You are my happy place

A New Strength

Worn out and broken
Can’t do it no more
Darkness surrounding
Knees fall to the floor

Pause now in prayer
A voice through the strife
No longer a victim
You’re blessed a new life

Rest in His comfort
Through His light your view
No longer alone
You’ve been born anew

Claim now our Savior
In soul, He resides
Shoulder to shoulder
Christ by our side

A battle to fight
His Kingdom defend
Together we rise
A warrior send!

Poem Without Words

If soul is still
A sonnet heard
The ocean is
A poem without words

In sunrise wake
We all belong
True praise sung
Without a song

In solitude
All bind in prayer
A body be
With no one here

In a soft breeze
Of Spirit sent
We move as One
Without movement

Jesus Reversed It

All through history
We had to pay the price
The notion of religion
One of a sacrifice

To a God faraway
To be feared and appeased
A God not of love
But only to be pleased

But our Jesus came
With message so profound
With a mission blessed
To turn that thought around

Not of us feeding God
But of a love so true
God himself to offer
His Son as food for you

Love unconditional
Receive and we will find
A courage to return
That love back in kind

(inspired by Richard Rohr)

Silence be our Friend

In this noisy world
A gift to us You send
May we be of seeking
Let silence be our friend

In time of practice be
We will come to know
Moments of familiar
Of Your Presence, show

Quieting the mind
Surrender be our choice
As truth is spoken clear
Turn to the inner voice

Carried in the soul
A buffering of peace
Easy of the dwelling
Of silence to release

Thoughts of Today

So many souls lived
And the wisdom they bought
We learned from their lives
But so much forgot

It’s somewhat amazing
We don’t know everything
So much to learn, discover
What will the future bring

So much information
In our hands bestow
But what is important
Is in this day to flow

An effort this day
To take time to wonder
What’s blessed in our soul
Of seed here to ponder