Saturday, July 8, 2017

PRAYER: Father, Forgive My Folly!




Father,
Forgive Me My Folly!
For A Moment, Yesterday
In A Fit Of Seeming Madness
I Lived In The Bold Sight Of My Eyes
And
Discontent Near Well Consumed Me!
Please, Won't You Fix 
This Deceitful Man-Heart That Is Mine?

I Am Not Hungry!
I Am Not Naked!
I Have A Sound Roof Over My Head
And
I Have Options:

Eat Don't Eat!
Sleep Don't Sleep!
Walk! 
Run!
Speak To A Brother Sister!
Read A Book!
Do A Stitch!
Feel The Warmth
Of The Sun
And
The Son
And Yet ...!

Father,
I Believe In You!
I Trust You!
I Love You!
I Bless Your Holy Name
And 
I Have The Blessing
Of Your Provision For My Needs
And 
I Know I Serve The Eternal
The Great God Of Grace
Who Has Made
In His Home
For Me A Heavenly Place
And
It Is Only Because Of Your Spirit
That I Realized 
Recognized
What A Mere Moment
Of Inward Focus
Can Create For A Soul!
Lord,
What Happens To Those
Who Have Not Christ
For Their Locus?!

I Have Little
But It Is Enough!
Many Have Much More
But
In The Round Of Daily Discontent
They Desire Great Houses
To Warehouse Their Stores
Of Goods Not Good
Grand Things Not Great
And 
For Satisfaction
To The Devil They Gradually Speed
By Locking You Outside
Their Swollen
Prideful Heart's
Rusting And Locked Gate!
Pity Them!
Pity Us All, Lord!
Let Not Satan 
- By Fraud -
The Faithful Few 
Decimate!

Father,
I Do Not Covet
Another Man's Goods
Nor The Person Of Their Spouse
Their Mechanical Cattle
Their Land
Nor Their House
But 
What I Do Covet 
Is Your Favor
Your Blessing Today
Please, In Mercy
Rid Me Of Those Traits Of Character
- Inherited Or Cultivated -
Those Spirits
Of Discontent
Hate Greed Lust
Faithlessness
Doubt
And
Will To Sin
That Satan May Exploit
To Ride Me Around
Causing Me To Live
In Ungodly Fear
And 
Sinful Doubt!
Lord, Give Them All The Damnation Rout!

I Am Yours, Lord!
Help Me To Guard My Heart
By Not Focusing Inward
But Out And Up
By Doing The Blessed Work Of My Master
And
Offering To Help Another Soul
Be It By Hand Up
Or Help Out!

Father,
The Living Word
Is Daily Being Proven True
And 
With The Working Faith
Of The Forefathers
And 
In The Believing Faith Given By The Holy Jesus
In Whose Name I Make This Plea
Lord,
For My Present Help
- In Humility -
I Look To Thee!
For Your Coming Kingdom
Please Save And Seal Me!
AMEN.