“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 nights that long for the wake of day.

Let the hearts, all hearts be bold
when the clouds let loose and part,
when the rains come forth and summon life
and God gives Love, all life a start.

Speak into the vast untold
when the rains pray praise and lift our gaze.
When these the fields become His own alone
we worship Him, in this- we pour.
There in the midst of the haze we see
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.”

“Take Us To Church”, a worship poem from L.Willows (A Holy Temple, Christ Jesus, Belonging to God)

Take Us to Church

Take us to church this morning, this day.
Take all of our hearts in a chorus that prays,
singing together in praises that say-
We belong to you forever, and cannot stay away.

In this Gathering-Home, Your own place alone,
we rest with you Jesus – from all of life’s roam.
Hushed in the midst of Your Spirit’s delight,
calmed in the Love of Your Kingdom’s invite.

Take us to church in the promise of Life.
Sanctify us as we gather through strife.
Bless every heart that enters Your Door.
that thirsts and receives The Lord’s Holy pour.

© 2020 Linda Willows

Psalm 100:3 —Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Ephesians 2:19-22 —So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

John 10:9-10 -I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

“Love in the Balance of Heaven and Earth”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Glory of God, Majesty, Near to God)

Love in the Balance of Heaven and Earth

In the mountain tops, I answered,
Near the white cloud mist’s hold.
Where shoulders of green bear gentle earth mothers.
They call up horizons, they reach to sky’s fold.
Bearing weight all, caring with nests filled with gold.

Sweetened with sunlight shed full upon
Mountain fellows, their faces, turned by lives worn.
Here on their shoulders, high in the sky,
dipped in the blue is a Majesty’s cry.

Love in the balance of heaven and earth
dreams reach to thee as the clouds fall with mirth.
All into shoulders of gentle green peaks
like mounds of earth mothers that fall, quake, birth, seek.

Soft are the bellows, on sky mounds that run
lovingly towards home near to the sun.
Angels paint rainbows in tomorrow’s new day
from the mountaintop’s glory, in horizons we pray.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Psalm 95:3-5
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.