Friday, July 10, 2020

A Selection from My Poetry-Prayer Journal

Lord, you have seen fit to shield this Thy servant
     From all temptations and traps
          Of wealth, fame, and worldly success.
               For this I thank you.
Thank you for granting me the grace
     Of a far superior station in life,
          In which I am neither in plenty nor in want,
               But gratefully resting in your faithful provision
                    And of your people's generosity.
Thank you for letting me use my gifts
     To bless the few and the broken,
          And for preserving me from the pride
               Of catching the attention of the many.
You, O Lord, are far too good to me.