Thursday, April 24, 2008

Time to Pray


God's Day
by Melissa Lester
All night long I watched you sleep, snuggled in your bed.
I whispered softly my love for you and stroked your weary head.
I cradled you till the sun came up and you rose to meet the day.
I was eager to hear your waking thoughts, but you didn't take time to pray.
I knew what the day would hold for you -- a new struggle in every task.
I knew that you would need my strength, but you didn't take time to ask.
With arms outstretched I walked with you as you faced a trying day.
I was ready and willing to carry your burdens, but you never glanced my way.
I showered you with blessings, and you accepted them all with glee.
I waited patiently for your thanks, but you had not a word for Me.
The day is coming to a close; the end is drawing near.
I walked beside you all the way, but you forgot that I was here.
You faced your troubles on your own, and now worry fills your head.
How different your day could have been if you had leaned on Me instead.
Tomorrow is a new day, and I will walk with you again.
I hope that you will turn to me -- your Savior, Father, Friend.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Melissa-
This is a lovely poem. I am going to "steal" it and post it on my blog.

I hope that's ok with you! Of course, I'll give you credit.

If I am ever visiting in Montgomery, I hope I can meet you and your lovely family.

Nancy Hood said...

I, too, want to share this from my blog BUT I think I'll send there here :) so they can see your other notes~what a meaningful poem, Melissa.

Sylvia said...

I borrowed it for my Red Hat blog, Melissa. You can find it if you are interested linked on Rebecca's blog under "Mom". Just beautiful.

Melissa said...

If it doesn't affect anyone else today, know that it pricked my heart. I can't help but think that God thinks these things about me alot. It's hard to let go of the things that go on during the day. I get so wrapped up in taking care of Charlie and all my other responsibilities that I forget to do the most important thing - pray. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Welch said...

You have such a gift. I am always blessed when I come to your site. I, too, am going to put this on my blog with a link to yours. I pray it will bless others as it has me today.

Rebecca said...

That is beautiful. It has made me think of my actions as I go through today.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Wonderful poem. Oh, how much grief we bring on ourselves because of our stubborn insistence on doing things "by self!"

Joy said...

What a beautiful poem!

Louise said...

Thank you so much for such a great poem!

elaine said...

I've been reading so many posts tonight that I don't remember now how I even got here but I'm happy to have found your lovely blog and this poem is well said. Thank-you. ~ xox ~

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