To Settle Into

Bless me the freedom
Surrender allow
No future or past
To settle into now

Bless me acceptance
Forgiveness embrace
Of dwelling in mercy
To settle into grace

Bless me awareness
Of world to release
Being of Presence
To settle into peace

Bless me rejoicing
Of falling into
One of pure love
To settle into You

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Collect Prayer

Structure of the formless
Five steps, I’d like to share
Container of desire
A simple form of prayer

Addressing of Your God
Calming of soul still
Of Father, Abba, Lord
Surrender of our will

Acknowledge quality
Of our God embraced
Love, wisdom or grace
Through this request is based

Petition of request
The one thing that we need
Guidance, mercy, faith
In His hands we concede

Speak of aspiration
The result we desire
Granting of petition
Appealing of the higher

Sing a “bird of Praise
Through God’s only Son
Our Savior and redeemer
And pray His will be done

Four Walls

Alone, I find myself
Of four walls within
Question of the stirring
Where do I begin?

Thoughts are calling me
A little panic here
Find something to do
Silence to be feared

Quiet to be filled
With music or TV?
Look for book of reading
Distraction leading me?

Or treasure of moment
With God, just to be
A dwelling of soul
His gifts filling me

Peepers Song

Soothing of the deep
Sound familiar brings
That is found within
The peace that peepers sing

Lyric of persistence
One of community
Hidden of the little
A simple prayer to be

Covering of darkness
Voice of comfort known
Rhythm of heart beating
That we are not alone

Hope in breath of Spring
With hymn of solemn praise
That soon by grace of light
All of the earth to raise

Solitary Candle

A solitary candle
With glowing, simple flame
Joy within its mission
Of Presence to proclaim

Wisdom of the ages
Of guiding light to see
Peace within its gifting
The Lord is here with me

One of the perspective
Through trials which to cope
The Lord is our protection
Our joy and our hope

Permeate my being
This message flowing through
Knowing of Your Presence
To be a candle too

I Offer

I offer acceptance
I offer my fear
I offer this moment
Right now and right here

I offer my future
I offer my past
I offer this moment
To the hope that will last

I offer my failure
I offer my lies
For I will fail You
No matter how I try

I offer intention
The failure of will
I offer my clinging
For You’ll love me still

Souls In Sweet Harmony

We rest here in silence
A beautiful, “be”
One in souls praying
Of sweet harmony

Time of the stilling
Of the open ear
Allowing the flow
Of Word spoken clear

Deep is the movement
Of need we each seek
God of grace granting
Gifts each unique

One in the same
We all are adoring
Love is the gift
In sharing, outpouring