Prayer, Rhyme

Shelter Her Heart

Shelter her heart in Your hands
Though in a dark world she stands
May she hear Your voice and know You’re near
Drawing her closer year by year
May this little girl grow
To be a woman of faith
Who trusts her heart
To Your embrace
And never fears
The darkness around
For in Your Word
Her hope is found

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When…

When you hug
Someone goodbye
For the last time
All the memories
Flood your heart
And fall freely
As the tears
Down your face
When you say
“I love you”
And let them go
And trust them
In the hands of the Father
When you know
The hope of tomorrow
That one day
On a brighter day
In a better place
You’ll meet again
When you realize
That death is just
A part of life
A new beginning
A soul that rises
From the grave
When you realize that
Our stories
Are being written
Each day
By our decisions
How we live
Who we love
Where we go
When you realize
That each of us
Has a
Precious
Unknown
Moment in time
When we’ll meet
Eternity
When we’ll leave
This world behind
When we’ll see Yeshua
Face to face
And if we know Him
He’ll accept us
Into His embrace
When you realize
The meaning of life
And your heart
Can’t contain it
And your mind
Can’t explain it
When you know
You are human
And He is God
When you know
You are broken
And He is whole
When you realize
You are nothing
Without Him
Completely dependent
Upon him
For every breath
Every day
Every hour
When you know
You’re alive
To make a difference
To change the world
To live for God
And die for God
And live again
With God
Eternally
When you feel
So small
In this picture
So big
When you fall
To your knees
In worship
And lift up
Your hands
In praise
When you face
The darkness
And see the light
When you say goodbye
And your joy
Is still bright
When you let go
Of one you love
When you realize
Why you’re alive

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In memory of my dear grandpa “Papa”–forever loved and forever safe in the arms of the Father. ♡

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free verse, Prayer, Rhyme

Offering of Praise

Quiet my soul
When I’m afraid
Speak
Dear Yeshua
Your words
Of faith
Come calm
The storm
I’m tossed
By the waves
Whisper
Shalom
Bring me
Home
Yahweh
All I have
Is this offering
Of praise
Simple
And human
Yet touched
By Your grace
I will sing
For You
All my days

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Alive

How many prayers
Have been prayed for you?
And now you feel them
Breaking through

How many years
Have you lived in fear?
Hiding the hurt
Ignoring the tears
Your heart
Lost

In a deep
Dark cave
Depression keeping
You in your grave
Until you met
The Light of day
And He washed your anger
All away
Forgiveness called you
By your name
Now you stand
Forever
Changed
Who could ever be the same?
After knowing
This healing rain
Who could question
The power of grace?
When a heart
Has been cleansed
Of all its shame

Now you are alive.

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