ALONE IN PRAYER
Alone but not alone
Holy Presence always near
My heart yearns, groans
My soul throbs
Then, my spirit soars.
When I know the Lord is close
Closer than my breath
Confidence climbs any mountain
Valleys are the same,
All that life on earth,
Life in the body can experience
Flows in God’s stream of good purpose
Of enduring strength
Of willful meaning.
As I bow my heart, a hand is sensed nearby
Tenderness upon a shoulder
A hand of persevering strength touches
An inner breath renews my mind,
Invites rest once more;
Eyes see the future more clearly
Eyes even see into eternity
Eternal Sabbath rest in the finished divine work on the cross,
Rest before the Throne.
A King, my King, our King, the King
Most radiant beauty
Fulfillment of every purely imagined delight.
The cloak of prayer warms
A blanket of comfort wraps about
Time is ripe
Another step forward is taken
Then another in faith
And a steady flow of others;
My life on earth lived out
Faith a fearless walk of love and strength,
A walk of confidence and peace.