“Worship in the Rains”, a prayer poem from L. Willows (Belonging to God, Courage, God’s Love Pours)

Worship in the Rains

Worship, we worship in the rains-
when the skies are pouring grey,
when parts come letting bare before,
the night that longs for the wake of Day.

Let the hearts, all hearts be there and dare
when the clouds let loose and part,
when the rains come forth and summon Light
and God gives Love, all of Life a start.

When the rains pray praise and lift our gaze.
These, His fields become a Door.
We worship Him. All hearts outpour.
There in the midst of former haze-
Our God is more. His Glory soars.

© 2021 Linda Willows

Isaiah 43:1 —“But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

Romans 5:5 —“and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

John 4:23 —“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”

“Love Walking Forward”, from L.Willows (Mercy, The Brokenhearted, See God)

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There are some walking, with footsteps unheard
In the distance a softness, a rumbling from behind
Shuffling in silence beyond what is seen
Hearts have been broken, times have been lean.

Off in the background, far from the front
Back in the distance, they seem restrained.
These are the hearts, they- do not cry fail
Suffering they silence from times in life’s assail.

Can we love these hearts – full round found and brought forth
Bind them together with prayers in love’s girth.
Bring to the fore with mercy’s attend,
We bear your love for, the ones at the end.

Times in such seeking brings lives in full reaping
found in a circle that tenders and keeps
all in our Hearts, belonging- we run…
love walking forward, we gather as one.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

“Love Walking Forward”, from L.Willows (Mercy, The Brokenhearted, See God)

walking_960_720

There are some walking, with footsteps unheard
In the distance a softness, a rumbling from behind
Shuffling in silence beyond what is seen
Hearts have been broken, times have been lean.

Off in the background, far from the front
Back in the distance, they seem restrained.
These are the hearts, they- do not cry fail
Suffering they silence from times in life’s assail.

Can we love these hearts – full round found and brought forth
Bind them together with prayers in love’s girth.
Bring to the fore with mercy’s attend,
We bear your love for, the ones at the end.

Times in such seeking brings lives in full reaping
found in a circle that tenders and keeps
all in our Hearts, belonging- we run…
love walking forward, we gather as one.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;