Praying

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While praying for the President

I also pray for those in need,

whose hopes have long ago been spent

on unkept promises decreed.

Christ said care for the least of these;

yes, even if they’re enemies.

 

For orphans, foreigners who mourn,

my God I pray our country aims

to care for those to whom I’m sworn

instead of rashly casting blame.

You told us to put others first;

to do that, let our grace emerge.

 

Oh Lord, please unify and reach

all those in power; open minds.

Let hearts invite – please, I beseech –

so shelter, food the least will find

along with safety, friendly eyes.

Please give us hearts to empathize.

 

And God, I pray for one more thing;

please give me strength to spread your light;

please lift me high upon Your wing

to speak of Your great love’s delight.

Allow Your grace to show through me

So all Your children can be free.

 

And when I hear the Spirit groan,

His prayer lifts when I’m broken, beat.

God lets me know I’m not alone;

without You I am incomplete.

Immanuel consoles me now

and evermore does He avow.

 

24 comments

  1. “So all Your children can be free” LOVE!

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  2. And the world will be as one. Amen.

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  3. Beautiful poem but when I watch the video I was very moved…though I wished he sang another song. I’m not going to lie, as a veteran of Iraq and as a Christian the refugee crisis is heavy on me. I plan to get my church involve with the crisis but right now its just prayers.

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    1. Sometimes prayer and contemplation is where we must settle for a while. 💔

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  4. This is so beautiful, Susan! Thanks for sharing the incredible love of your words and your soul!

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    1. ❤ Thank you Lorrie

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  5. Wow! Goodness and Light in abundance! I needed that tonight. Thanks!

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  6. Wow, wow, and double wow!!! Thank you for this Susan. Thank you for your faith and compassion. You honor Jesus with this and all that you do. We all need to pray for the President and this country!
    What a story of courage and compassion and love this video was and is!!! You made my day and blessed me tremendously! Thank you Jesus for all that you are and for loving us! Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you, Natalie for your support and love. ❤

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      1. My pleasure😊❤️

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  7. Amen. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Vincent

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      1. You’re very welcome Susan and God bless you 😇

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  8. Amen, Susan. That’s my prayer, too. Blessings.

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  9. My prayer as well. Lifting you up Susan.

    Much love Tom

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