I am not much for poetry.. just don't have enough vocabulary (or the rich words any way) stored up in this brain of mine to make everything flow and make sense.. lol! However, I do enjoy reading it. The other night I was praying as I lie in bed, going to sleep (the best way to go to sleep is to pray! It seems I just rest so much better, closing the evening with the Lord) and these words came to mind. At first I thought that I would write them in the morning, but something prompted me to write them right away. So, I turned on my lamp, grabbed my ever present notebook and pen, and scribbled the words the Lord put in my head.
"Lord, take my heart and tuck it safely away,
So that from Your presence, I may never stray.
Let me always know Your Mercy and Truth,
Even long after the days of my youth.
May Your Power and Righteousness be the sword that I wield,
While Your Word, be ever my protective shield.
Be it ne'er too long after I finish my race,
that Your glory shall surround me when I see you Face to face."
In Christ's Service,