Prayer for Our Nation (poem by me)

Lord, we have been hurt and suffering,

Restore, confirm, and establish us,

Satisfy our hunger and thirst with good things,

In You, Almighty God, we put our trust.

Help us to stay woke to the wickedness and corruption,

that seek to force their way in,

and also the corruption and persecution,

bring gang and drug violence to an end.

Remind us we are in a war for our souls,

and for the souls of friends and loved ones,

forgive us for being proud and sinful,

have mercy on our daughters and sons.

Lamb of God, we await the hour,

when You will return with glory and power!

A Somber New Year’s Eve (poem by me)

I stare out the window pane on New Year’s Eve
into the blackness of night, interrupted
by the burst of crimson light from a bottle rocket
and the hoots of horns and bangs of pans,
Slurred songs carry muffled merriment  my way,
Yet it only makes my heart pang even more.

My Lover has not returned or sent word,
His promise sustains my heart with hope,
This wretched blackness will fade to light
like a drenched watercolor bleeding paint,
But for tonight, I will close the shades,
And sob louder than the world’s clamor.

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