Saturday, June 06, 2015

With Joy

Pray for me with joy
not with
a sad shake of the head or
a deep and heavy sigh

Pray for me with joy
not with
my worst offences paraded before your gaze or
my last hurtful words ringing in your ears

Pray for me with joy
not because
scripture says you have to or
because I appear on your prayer list

Pray for me with joy
not
reluctantly or
through gritted teeth

Pray for me with joy
for
love that overflows
knowledge that deepens
wisdom that undergirds
purity that is without blemish
fruit that lasts
character that is Christ-like
praise that flows upwards

Pray for me with joy


“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy…” Phil 1:3-4

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