Saturday, March 4, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: PRAYER : Lord, Seed Me!

 Dear Lord, 
I Am Walking!

Lead Me!

Lord,
I Am Hungry!
Feed Me!

Lord, 
I Am Learning!
Teach Me!

Lord,
I Am Fertile Soil!
Seed Me!


Father,
I Cannot Know

How

To My Body
My Spirit Is Tied!
I Cannot Know
How Many Tear Drops
In This Life I Have Cried!
I Do Not Know
How Many Times, Lord
I Have You Defied
But
I
- By You Holy Spirit -
Know
That Through Jesus Christ's Merits
If I Am
Obedient
Faithful
Enduring
Trusting
And
True
I Shall Be Glorified!
I Shall Live With You!


Faith Works!
Love Trusts!

Hope Talks!
Obedience Walks!
Trust Grabs!
Fear Fails!
And
Folly Sails!
Oh, Lord
Let It Be So
So That I May Grow
In Grace
Unto Your Visible Salvation!



Let My Walk Talk

And
Let My Way Say

That To You
I Truly Pray
And
That My Fruit
Grows Not From A Tree
Where The Underground Staff
Holds Sway!


Help Me, Lord
To Daily Deny The Liar!

Help Me, Lord
Daily To Climb The Mount
Reaching Heights
Higher And Higher!

Help Me, Lord
To Reach Beth-El
The House Of God
Where I May Feast
In Bethlehem
The House Of Bread
Where I May Feed On

The Very Bread Of Life
Prince Immanuel!


Try Me, Lord
So That Out Of The Fire
- Rid Of Defiling Dross -
I May Emerge As Purest Gold!

Fan Me, Lord
As Good Wheat
And
Rid Me Of The Chaff Of Life
So That I May Be
At Your Banqueting Table
To Your Heart A Delight
And
A Suitable
Sweet-To-Your-Nostril
Treat!

Wash Me, Lord
As The Heavenly Fuller Would
Ridding Me Of The Defiling Spots
And
Marks Of Sin
And

Clothe Me
In Your Righteousness
So That The Shame Of My Nakedness
Is Not Exposed
As I
- In Life -
Go Walking
Through Its Highs And Lows!


Help, Dear Lord
For I Know

And
Acknowledge
That It Is You That I Need
And
I Accept, Father
That It Is You Alone
That Provides
The Spiritual Nourishment
Upon Which I Need To Feed!



Please Bless Me, Lord

With Discernment
And
Wisdom
And
Wisdom's Understanding
And
Help Me To Live Up
To The Price
That For My Soul Was Paid
So That
- For Me -
My Lord Was Not
In Vain
In The Cold Grave Laid!


Teach Me, Lord
To Know My Days

So That I Will No Longer Sin
Against Thee!
Have Mercy And Bless
For In Jesus' Name, I Plead!
I Love You, Lord!
AMEN.