Prayer Poem - A Gentle Breeze

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"God said to Moses, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” — Exodus 3:5

Laurie Swartzfager writes, "I wrote this poem in a time of my life when I was feeling insecure. I needed confirmation that God was still in my life. I was looking at my life in dismay feeling lonely and worried. I felt inspired by prayer to talk to God and write down my thoughts while sitting on my porch. Words came to mind as God spoke to me and I put these words down on paper. I hope this poem inspires you as well."

A GENTLE BREEZE
As I sit here all alone admiring the view of an early sunrise
I tilt my head back and close my eyes.
A soft gentle breeze crosses my face
I look around and enjoy the quietness of God's peace and the soft gentle pace
The trees are in full bloom, the leaves ready to fall
God's beauty of earth, I admire it all.
As the sun comes up and begins a new day
I sit here quietly and begin to pray.
Dear God, I begin to say, please watch over my life and keep me safe
Give me hope and show me faith.
Guide my path and let me know you are near.
Allow me to be strong and filled with love, for love conquers all fear.
A gentle breeze crosses my path, and gives me a slight chill
God answers and says: I am with you still.
I've never left you alone, or threw you aside, I am in your heart, I will be your guide.
I will show you the way to master life's difficulties, and trust your heart,
For I am with you now and forever, I shall never part.
A gentle breeze I feel again, I know my prayers are answered, God has heard my plea.
He has pointed this out for me to see.
Life has many surprises each and every day. We cannot live on regrets and sorrow.
Once again I feel a gentle breeze which means God is saying:
My child there is a tomorrow:
The sun will shine once again, the birds will continue to sing.
Memories will last forever, and enjoy life a new today, and all that it may bring.

Prayer: 
"O God, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen: You place us in your creation, and you com- mand us to care for it. Your works declare glory and splendor, and you call us to praise and reverence. Where we have degraded or destroyed earth’s bounty, forgive us. Where we have taken beauty and majesty for granted, have mercy upon us. Where we have become estranged from the creatures with whom we share this planet, grant us your peace. Renew us in the waters of baptism, refresh us with the winds of your spirit, and sustain us with the bread of life. In the name of Jesus Christ, and for the sake of the new creation, we pray. Amen." - Ken Carter, 2005
Date: 
Nov 24 2018