An woman with hands held in prayer

Oh Father, revive us, revive us in number.
Breathe into our days a childlike wonder
At the works You do by the hands of others.

Soften our hearts toward sisters, brothers.
Try our hearts until they are true.
We are Your children
– A multitude.

Your strength give us as You see fit.
Towards Your will let us humbly submit.

You wish none to perish, no, not one!
Oh, for all to repent in the name of Your Son!

Send us out and send us in, finding souls, for You to win.

Where two or more are gathered in Your name,
Tighten the bond, make our hearts beat the same.

Mold us and wrestle our hearts toward divine.
Make us like unto You, with Your love align.

Let us follow You,
-Be without worldly care.
Because You are the Heavenly One
That to us is air.

© Kari L. Greenaway

Scripture References:
2Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Unity in prayer is a lovely thing, and it glorifies God. I wish I could say that I do it frequently, but at this time, I don’t. Often, my prayers are singular in nature and I believe this is to my detriment and to the detriment of others. In 2005 I first experienced group prayer. It was a bit disconcerting at first, but I felt the Holy Spirit guiding me through the process.

If we cannot empathize, we cannot vocalize. Though I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to gather in the fellowship of group prayer it is on my list of things to improve. I feel it needs to start at home with my husband and I.

Because prayer is so important, I ask you, “where are you in your prayer life?” If you don’t already practice group prayer, I challenge you to put forth the effort toward improvement. I’ve already charted the course on some of the steps I will take to improve my own, and if you are unsure about your own route, send me an email. It would be my pleasure to walk you through the plan I will pursue and talk to you about your own situation.

I think for me, hearing my voice in the beginning speak prayers aloud was the oddest thing for me. But, keeping my eyes and heart fixed on Christ and on my prayer burden helped shore up my confidence. If you have the opportunity and a quiet environment, try praying out loud when you are by yourself, even if it starts as a whisper. In conclusion, God knows your heart and your efforts.

(Praise / Prayer Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “Hope Doesn’t Hide: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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