Send Me, poetry

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"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" - Isaiah 6:8

On this, the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., I post this piece of poetry that I found years ago. An amazing man is not gone, but never forgotten!

Send Me

A child once dreamed the Voice was calling his name… 'Samuel';
Fisherman once heard the Voice when a young man bid them follow;
And still the Voice beckons today… can you hear?
Here I am. Send me.

Moses protested vehemently as the Voice spoke at the burning bush;
Mary stood amazed as the Voice proclaimed impending birth;
And still the Voice beckons today… can you hear?
Here I am. Send me.

Rosa Parks followed the Voice to the front of the bus;
Martin Luther King, Jr. heard the Voice as the bullet shattered;
And still the Voice beckons today… can you hear?
Here I am. Send me.

The Voice beckons from humble places…
in the tears of hungry children,
in the cries of the frail and frightened elderly,
in the pleas of those whose dreams have been too long deferred;
And still the Voice beckons today… can you hear?
Here I am. Send me.

A timid believer pauses to listen to the Voice;
A struggling church hears the Voice and turns;
And still the Voice beckons today… can you hear?
Here I am. Send me. - Katherine Hawker

Prayer: 
Here I am, Lord, before You just as I am at this moment. I sit in Your presence, Lord, in peace and tranquility. I am in Your presence and allow myself to be directed by You. I open myself to You who are near. You are the font of life, the force of life which permeates my very being. You are my breath which maintains me in existence. Let peace dwell within me. Give me the grace to let myself be cleansed by You, to be a shell filled only with You, my God. Let all my thoughts and feelings, my will and liberty, be totally directed to your honor and service. Amen.
Date: 
Apr 4 2018