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The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:59 pm
by Shirley Baucom
The Precious Gift of Prayer

As I look around, I so often see;
Folks weary from toil, with burdens bent low;
In others I see the deep pain of their grief;
While dealing with sorrow, they onward go.

Many are stressed, all bound up with fear;
Maybe they feel there is no one to care.
Then there are those who seem rigid and mean;
Whom Satan has lured to his dark sinful lair.

Thank God, there’s many who are happy and well,
But my heart really hurts for the weary and sad;
For those who are fearful…those who are grieving;
The ones Satan’s blinded, who in chains he has clad.

I think to myself, “Oh, what can I do?
To help meet the needs of the people near me;
I’m only one person; I can stretch but so far:
There’s not enough time to help all that I see.

I can’t take the burden from those who are weary;
Nor be there for all, who need someone to care.
I can’t erase sorrow, nor loose Satan’s chains;
But I can seek God’s help as I lift them in prayer.

How blessed I am with the gift of prayer;
Knowing God hears when for others I plead.
His Spirit will work in the heart of each person
As I trust Christ, my Savior to meet every need.

So! It isn’t just what my two hands can do,
Nor the volume of words I am able to speak;
With faith, through God’s precious Gift of Prayer,
I can serve “many” who are weary or weak.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
Shirley Adcock Baucom
© October, 2011

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:19 pm
by poet1108
Shirley, a well-writtern poem about prayer that many of us know is a most precious gift and a way to communicate our wants and needs with Him. Thank you for sharing these words and your heart-felt thoughts.......blessings and more......KayD

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:49 pm
by Shirley Baucom
Thank you very much, Kay. I really appreciate your kind words.
May Gods love and grace continually bless and keep you, Shirley

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:27 pm
by Hope
Shirley,
This is so Beautiful and there is nothing like "The Precious Gift of Prayer". I believe that is one of the greatest gifts we can give someone is to pray for them. I loved everything you wrote in this wonderful poem you have a very loving heart and you care so much about everyone.

God Bless You Love Eva

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:56 pm
by Shirley Baucom
God bless you , dear Eva, and thank you for your encouraging words, You always bless my heart!
Love and prayers, Shirley

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:50 am
by Katie
Shirley, This is a wonderful poem that reminds us all of our greatest power. How blessed I feel whenever I can bow my head, close my eyes, and have yet another chat with God. Even people who profess to be miles away from God are drawn close to Him whenever we lift them up. Not to mention how happy I am to spend more time Him. God knows whats on our hearts, and how much we want to touch all those we hear about. Thank you Lord for the "Precious Gift of Prayer"

Marvelous Write Shirley !!!!

God bless you !!!

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:18 am
by Jeff Guest
What a beautiful, comforting & essential blessing that prayer is, what a wonderful gift & tool God has given to us! I love this poem Shirley, I love to pray, thank you for blessing us all once again!

God Bless You!

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:26 pm
by Pokey's Heart
So beautiful, Shirley. You may just be one person, but with God on your side, what wonders can be accomplished! Awesome poem![attachment=0]FLOWER_GreatJob.gif[/attachment]

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:59 pm
by Shirley Baucom
Katie, I'm so glad you related to my poem and shared some thoughts about your prayer life with God.
They can take prayer out of the schools, out of government, etc.,......but nothing or no one can take it from our hearts. Praise the Lord for such a gift!!!
Love and blessings, Shirley

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:02 pm
by Shirley Baucom
Jeff and Pokey, dear friends, I'm so glad you liked the message of my poem, and I thank you very much for your responce. You are a blessing to me, and to so many others!
Love and prayers, Shirley

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:31 pm
by Linner
I LOVE THIS POEM !! I LOVE IT, I DO !! Shirley, this is the perfect prayer...gives the perfect answer for those who feel all those worries about others. One can go around the bend with overconcern for others, especially those who forget who is the only One who can do it all, after all !! A great reminder, and very special to read...thank you for sharing it with us all here !!

Much love....great write....Linda :D :) :lol: :wink:

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:26 pm
by Shirley Baucom
Thank you, dear Linda...I'm so glad God spoke to your heart through my poem. As with so many other aspects of our walk with the Lord, We do need reminders now and then. Thank you for your comments and encouragement!

Love and blessings, Shirley

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:03 am
by Shirley Baucom
Christmas is over, a new year has begun, a year that is a gift from God, a year full of days. Each day is ours to live, one day a time and I pray that I will be faithful using each one to make my life better and helping to bring good to the lives of others. A precious gift from our heavenly Father is the wonderful
"gift of prayer" and I pray that I will be faithful in using that gift every day of the year, praying for others in their needs, praying for our country, for the world ...for God's Church, His people, There's so much that I "can't do," that I "can't give" but it doesn't cost a thing to lift a prayer to God to help make our own lives better and more pleasing in HIs sight and to pray for the needs of others. What a "GIFT" God has given us, the "precious gift of prayer"

Re: The Precious Gift of Prayer

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 am
by Hope
Shirley,
Thank you for this Blessing today. Being able to go to God in Prayer is the best gift we have and the best gift we can give anyone. I am always so touched by the things you write and I know they come from your heart and your love for God.

God Bless You My Friend
Love You Eva

I Pray your New Year Overflows With Gods Blessings!