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On this soft autumn dawn
Of deep colors light
The winds of autumn
Shares an insight

Trees of surrender
Bear witness to earth
To nourish to soil
In hope of rebirth

A whisper of wisdom
Of silence prevails
A knowing is stirring
Of what it entails

A time of the soul
A blessing is sent
One of preparing
For sacred Advent


The mist of the night
Decided to stay
For the joy of the dawn
And then danced the way

And the light of the dawn
Decided to send
Colors of joy
A gift for it’s friend

And the scene was painted
A view from above
Of solemn beauty
A vision of love

And it invites you
To come join within
To offer your gifts
In this day to begin

Shema – Deuteronomy 6:4

Wear it on your forehead
Praying them right here
Drill it in your children
These great words to share

Listen oh people
Let this be known
The Lord is our God
And our God alone

You shall love the Lord
With whole heart of seeing
With all your strength
And with all your being

Take now to heart
These words to pray
Living then with love
I command you this day

Living the Greatest Commandment

The greatest commandment
All one of agreeing
To love our Lord our God
With all our heart and being

We can believe it
And know that it’s true
But how do we live it
It seems so hard to do

We can see this truth
If our souls are aware
That our God is love
And He is everywhere

A pray to the Spirit
With vision it brings
Let me see and love
Our God in all things


Attached to the world
Throughout my day
Focused upon
What it has to say

Take now some time
An intentional way
One of detaching
A treasure to pray

To follow our Lord
My will letting go
Branch of connection
And let the vine grow

Feet on the floor
Yet dwelling above
Of listening deep
To the Word of love

Returning unto
Our journey pursue
But living connected
To heaven here to

Answers of a Child

My child who is God?
An easy answer of
God is our Creator
And He is only love

My child where is God?
God is where there’s love
He dwells everywhere
And in heaven above

And who does God love?
He loves you and me
He loves all creation
He loves everybody

What is our life’s purpose?
It’s His love to share
To use all our giftings
To spread everywhere

What do I have to do?
Turn to our Lord and pray
Be a friend of Jesus
And follow in His way

Why do bad things happen?
It’s a broken world you see
Someday we’ll know the answer
For now, trust His mercy

What happens when we die?
Our Lord we’ll truly see
We’ll live with God in love
For all eternity

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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