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Prayer and Trust

Prayers for souls in need
A comfort here to know
To give them to my Lord
And I can let it go

Faith to practice here
To trust within Gods plans
What better place to trust
Than within our Lord’s hands

And for all my needs
Let my soul proclaim
To take now all my fears
To go and do the same

For God is only love
And love conquers all fear
Oh Lord, please bless my soul
To trust in You right here

Overwhelming Prayer

Into your Presence
A treasure this day
So many options
Which way to pray?

Prayers of petition
Or one from your Word
A devotional book
Or praises be spurred

Words of the soul
Flow infinitely
The choices beyond
Overwhelming me

Infinite options
As Spirit surrounds
So overwhelming
As choices abound

It’s a glorious gift
Of simplicity
As maybe the best
Is for us, just to be

Two Great Equalizers

Facts of being human
Truths we all do share
Things we have in common
Let’s ponder some right here

Each of us are born
All of us will die
Two great equalizers
To all of us apply

Every soul is loved
And offered grace the same
A choice to be reborn
Eternity to claim

Come share the good news
Our Lord waits patiently
Open the door wide
Embrace Him, joyfully

Inspired by My Pastoral Ponderings

Prayer Journey — Expectant

Prayer of Expectation

Can I pray to you dear Lord?
With expectation, great
Of what seems impossible
And I just need to wait

I look upon so many
Of situations, fear
I don’t see any way
For things to change here

Of the impossible
Our God that you be
You accomplish things
In ways we couldn’t see

Gift of bringing hope
In hopeless situations
Forgive my disbelief
And trust in Your foundation

With faith in the unseen
In time what You will do
Thank you for Your love and grace
This morning I’ll praise You!




140 Character Christian

Can I pray with expectation dear Lord that you can do what seems impossible? I look upon so many situations and do not see any way possible for things to change. Yet you are a God of the impossible. You accomplish things in unforeseen ways, bringing hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Forgive my disbelief. Help me to trust your ways. Help me to have faith in the unseen, in what you will accomplish in your time. Thank you for your love and grace. This morning I praise you dear God.

© 2021, CGThelen

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37 (NASB)

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The Power of Prayer

When all is hopeless
In times of despair
Remember to turn to
The power of prayer

When they say it’s useless
Don’t waste your time here
Don’t underestimate
The power of prayer

When there’s no answer
Still persevere
For we place our trust in
The power of prayer

When miracles happen
Our story to share
So, all can rejoice in
The power of prayer


He took, blessed, and broke
Then He gave the bread
A miracle to all
Five thousand souls were fed

And for His last supper
Again, He took and blessed
He broke and He gave
His love to friends, professed

The chosen One was blessed
On His cross was broken
God incarnate, given
He is the Word spoken

Walking to Emmaus
With bread of which to share
Took, blessed, broke and gave
Our Lord to them appeared

And so, as His beloved
Through Him, spiritually
Chosen, blessed and broken
And given, let us be

Based upon words by Henri Nouwen

Morning Mist Lingers

The morning mist lingers
The sunrise pours through
The Lord clearly shines
And the Spirit dwells too

So silent the rising
As birdsong begins
Stillness is drawing
A movement within

Inner of warming
A chill in the air
Prayer of beyond
Of being right here

And a reminder
Wherever we go
A beautiful comfort
Of peace here to know

The Tree and a Breeze

When blows the gentle breeze
The seedling seems to say
Hey leave me in peace
Won’t you go away

To nudge in all directions
To tree, the breeze does show
Stretching far and wide
Its roots which way to grow

When the fierce winds come
The tree begins to see
That the gentle breeze
Was just preparing me

Now the great oak sways
With blessing the breeze sends
As they dance together
In joy, these lifelong friends

Greater in Here

Walls can’t contain You
Of this I’m aware
But praying in Church
It’s greater in here

So brilliant the sunrise
The light shining clear
But through the stained glass
It’s greater in here

I see that’s it’s true
That You are everywhere
But I feel that Your Presence
It’s greater in here

You can’t love us more
Cherished so dear
But somehow, I feel
It’s greater in here

Throughout of day
A practice of prayer
Your deepness of dwelling
It’s greater in here

Our life that is blessed
With gifts that You share
But finding Your joy
It’s greatest in here

Time with The Flowers

Take time with the flowers
A practice here this day
Who knows what we will find
When pausing in the way

Many shapes and colors
A pleasure here to see
Each one is a unique
Of fragrance blessing me

A hopeful bursting bud
Or fully in their prime
A family of sharing
Some beyond their time

Have a closer look
Of many layers be
Incredible the details
Of intricate beauty

Filling of emotions
Joyful, feeling glad
Binding with their friends
Or drooping feeling sad

Petals, soft and tender
To treat delicately
Together we can share
Our vulnerability

Taking time with people
With another view
In souls that we encounter
We find the same is true