C.C. come away #213

I feel His voice calling me to come away, time on my knees to start this day –

the clock is ticking, time is slipping, pulling, telling me no time to stay, no time to pray –

what keeps me from my knees just now? the fear that if my knees should bow – not soon would I rise again, how could I leave once I began?

confessions spilling, long overdue – followed by pleas for grace from You –

the people are many, their needs are so great – the pain so deep, it cannot wait –

intercession will not wait till an hour that never comes, now on bended knees till it is done –

no end I see to my heart’s cries, I want Your wisdom, not worldly wise –

what keeps me from our time of prayer? fear I should never rise once there –

for who would choose to leave Your throne room? an audience with the King? to return to earthly tasks and cares, like Moses leaving the mountain top – I’m sure he’d rather have stayed with You – but You had work for him to do –

just giving You thanks would take all day, gladly on my knees I’d stay – Your praises never ending I would declare, while I remained in Your presence there –

many are the petitions I would plead, for myself and others in so much need – You are the answer to every request, to all You have made You bestow what is best

oh precious the time on bended knees with You! it never truly ends, as prayers are never through

I only ask when I leave this sacred place, Your Presence go with me, fill me with Your grace.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

“Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry, Everything to God in prayer!” (old hymn)

sincerely, Grace Day

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