Category Archives: Prayer & Praying Poems

What My Heart Feels ~

Sometimes Lord,
I don’t know what to say
when before You I come
to entreat and to pray.

My words can’t gather,
what my heart feels
to provide to You
my pleas and appeals.

Sometimes Lord,
I can’t seem to convey
what is leaving me
with feelings of dismay.

My thoughts can’t collect,
what my mind decries
and to You my petitions
I cannot comprise.

Sometimes Lord,
all I can do is stutter
and let Your Spirit . . .
my prayer to You utter!

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Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
our infirmities: for we know not
what we should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh intercession
for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Praying Night and Day ~

There are many reasons,
for us to pray . . .
to either start off
or to end our day.

For what’s in between,
our wakeful hours
we’ll need to have lots
of God’s power.

There are many needs,
we must pray for
before both our feet
even hit the floor.

For our spiritual armor,
we’lll need to have on
whether it be in the night
or at the crack of dawn.

There isn’t any reason,
we should not pray . . .
regardless of the time
of the night or day!

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Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing
by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests
be made known unto God.

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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On My ROCKing Chair ~

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting peacefully
rocking to and fro
oh, so ever calmly.

Though, I have worries,
I haven’t me a care
for while I am rocking
God listens to my prayer.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting comfortably
rocking back and forth
oh, so ever enjoyably.

Though, I have troubles,
I’m rocking all the same
for I’m so confident
as I call upon His name.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting quietly
rocking up and down
oh, so ever serenely.

Though, I have problems,
I’m gonna keep rocking
for God’s got me an answer
and soon He’ll be talking.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m trusting and believing
for I know His response . . .
soon I’ll be receiving!

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1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Our Helper ~

Jesus our Helper,
our trusted Friend
our Advocator
until the end.

He who cares,
mediates for us
His advocacy provides
our hope and trust.

Jesus our Helper,
our prayer warrior
our Interceder
sins conqueror.

He who searches,
hears our groanings.
prays for us
through our moanings.

Jesus our Helper,
our Lord and Savior
proof of God’s . . .
mercy and favor!

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Romans 8:26-27

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
our infirmities: for we know not
what we should pray for as we
ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us with groanings
which cannot be uttered.

And he that searcheth the hearts
knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for
the saints according to the will of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Pray Your Today ~

I pray your today,
will be a victorious
I pray it will not be
in vain or laborious.

I pray it will be,
one serenity filled
I pray your heart
in trust will be stilled.

I pray your faith,
grows abundantly
I pray God’s Word
you follow hungrily.

I pray your hope,
keeps you in the fight
I pray you reflect
the salvation of His Light.

I pray your today,
will be a faithful one
I pray you will be courageous
so your crown can be won!

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1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born
of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that
overcometh the world,
even our faith.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Pray As We Wait ~

As life’s storms,
we come upon
as more troubles
they bring on.

We need to pray,
as we sit and wait . . .
with forbearance
until they abate.

When life’s storms,
keep coming around
causing our worries
to teem and abound.

We need to hold fast,
to our future hope
as we sit and wait . . .
to help us to cope.

When life’s storms,
come at us straight
we’ll need God’s help
to sit and wait!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If It Be God’s Will ~

Whatever we need,
God will provide
whatever we want
we’ll not be denied.

For our spiritual needs,
God will fulfill
when ever we ask . . .
Lord, if it be your will.

Whenever we thirst,
God will satisfy
whenever we hunger
He will gratify.

For our spiritual desires,
God will grant us
whenever we tell Him
it’s in you that I trust.

Whatever we need,
whenever we desire
God will fulfill out needs
when on Him we inquire!

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1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:

And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that
we desired of him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Prayer ~

Prayer covers,
our needs
our souls
it feeds.

It calms,
our conflicts
our unrest
it evicts.

Prayer takes,
our fears
our anxiety
it clears.

It relieves,
our concerns
our doubt
it upturns.

Prayer reassures,
our hearts
our minds
peace it imparts!

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Mark 11:24

Therefore I say unto you,
What things soever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall
have them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Prayer Heals All Our Wounds ~

Prayer heals all our wounds,
releases the hurt inside
prayer brings peace . . .
when to God we confide.

Prayer heals all heartache,
mends the brokenness
prayer restores and renews
it brings back wholeness.

Prayer heals all anguish,
releases despair and grief
prayer brings restoration
grants our soul sweet relief.

Prayer heals all suffering,
lifts the pain we feel
prayer removes the misery
when to God we appeal.

Prayer heals all our wounds,
releases the hurt inside
prayer brings us peace . . .
when daily its applied!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
 and bindeth up their wounds.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Jesus And You ~

Just you and Jesus
no more middle man
your prayers to Him
you can give first hand.

No more curtain,
no more woven veil
your appeals to God
you, yourself can wail.

Just you and Jesus,
is all you need
for God to hear
as to Him you plead.

No more rules,
no more laws
you can pray to God
without pause.

Just you and Jesus,
no more legislator
once Jesus became . . .
for us our Mediator!

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I Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator
between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Praying Ceaselessly ~

You need to be praying,
without ever stopping
because your enemy
is always out shopping.

Shopping for more souls,
he can trick and deceive
looking to destroy
how you trust and believe.

You need to hold fast,
for you are at war
and your enemy knows
always where you are.

He see inside your heart,
looks into your mind
to see if there’s doubt
in them for him to find.

You need to be on the alert,
your enemy is always preying
that why you need to be . . .
to Jesus ceaselessly praying!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 Peter 5.8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
where would we be without them
for there’s healing and hope
in each beseeching gem.

Petitioning God,
holding others up in prayer
praying with thanksgiving
God to take away the despair.

Pleading hearts,
asking for God’s speed
to come to His saints aid
to help with their need.

Imploring souls,
requisitions for sickness
entreating Jesus to heal
by His stripes their illness.

Begging minds,
requesting mercy’s relief
for the deeply distraught
those sickened by grief.

Intercessory prayers,
even when we can’t speak
His Spirit intercedes . . .
when we’re too weary or weak!

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Romans 8:26

 ”Likewise the Spirit also
helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us
with groanings which
cannot be uttered.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Effectual Prayers ~

I will tell you my faults,
you too can tell me about yours
then with God’s solutions
we can passionately explore.

I’ll pray for your failings,
for mine you can pray too
then with God’s responses
together we can review.

I’ll tell you my shortcoming,
yours with me you can share
then with God’s promises
we can both firmly declare.

I’ll pray for your weakness,
you can also pray for mine
then with what is God’s will
we can both eagerly find.

You can pray for my faults,
I will pray for yours too . . .
then let’s fervently watch . . .
what with them God will do!

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James 5:16

Confess your faults
one to another,
and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man
availeth much.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Waiting In The Gap ~

Sometimes I stand and wait,
in the gap of my prayer
between my plea to God
and the depth of my despair.

There seems to be a void,
an empty span of space
and though I’ve no answers
I can still sense His grace.

I walk through the abyss,
of God’s love for me
keeping my faith in Him
for what I cannot see.

I put away my fears,
in exchange for His rest
knowing I can trust in Him
as I wait for me His best.

Sometimes I stand and wait,
in prayer’s hopeful gap . . .
and let His love and grace
my heart and soul wrap!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Daybreak ~

When in the morning,
as I first awake . . .
before the sun rises
as a new day breaks.

I thank my Father,
upon the early light
for protecting me
throughout the night.

When daybreak calls,
me out of my bed
I thank my Father
for the day ahead.

I pray for His guidance,
His shield of protection
in my break of day
sunrise reflections.

Before the sun bursts,
upon morn’s awakening
I praise my Father . . .
for today’s enlightening!

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Genesis 1:3

And God said,
Let there be light:
and there was light.


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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t Be Tricked ~

Don’t be seduced,
be not swayed . . .
don’t let satan
your soul persuade.

For, he’ll fool you,
into believing . . .
God at your sin
is just winking.

Don’t be tricked,
be not duped . . .
don’t let satan
your faith scoop.

For, he’ll con you,
into believing
God over your sin
is not grieving.

Don’t be wooed,
be not lured . . .
into letting your faith
by sin be blurred!

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Acts 17:30

And the times of this ignorance
God winked at; but now
commandeth all men
every where to repent:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Wait For It ~

God is not asking you,
to go figure things out
He’s asking you to wait . . .
without having any doubt.

For He already has,
an answer to your prayer
now He wants you to be
to His directions aware.

God is not saying to you,
to run off and go and fix it
He’s telling you to be still . . .
so you can hear His Spirit.

When He’s ready Your answer,
He will stamp on it the date
now He’s asking you to have
the courage to sit and wait

God is not asking you,
to rush off and go do
He’s saying wait for it . . .
and He’ll show you how to!

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Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say,
on the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sometimes When I Pray ~

Sometimes when I pray,
it feels like God’s far away
it’s as if He wasn’t there at all
when upon His name I call.

So I cry out even more,
as my requests I implore
hoping God will hear me
as to Him I make my plea.

Sometimes when I pray,
something gets in the way
it’s as if God can’t receive
the prayers to Him I leave.

The silence is deafening,
leaving me wondering
does God really bend His ear
so my prayers He can hear.

Sometimes when I pray,
it’s I, not God who is far away . . .
and I cannot hear His replies
to my beseeching cries!

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Psalm 17:6

I have called upon thee,
for thou wilt hear me,
O God: incline thine ear
unto me, and hear my speech.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Friend Of The World ~

A friend of the world,
is full of pride and greed
only care about what . . . .
they desire and need.

If they cannot have,
they rob, cheat and kill
for they do not seek
after knowing God’s will.

A friend of the world,
is covetous and hostile
only care about what . . .
is in their own stockpile.

They’ll argue and fight,
over that which brings
more lust and cravings
for worldly things.

A friend of the world,
plunder, seize and amass
enemies of God because . . .
the truth they bypass!

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James 4:1-4

From whence come wars
and fightings among you?
come they not hence, even
of your lusts that war
in your members?

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill,
and desire to have, and
cannot obtain: ye fight
and war, yet ye have not,
because ye ask not.

Ye ask, and receive not,
because ye ask amiss,
that ye may consume
it upon your lusts.

Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship
of the world is enmity with God?
whosoever therefore will be a friend
of the world is the enemy of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Waiting For Answers ~

When for answers,
I have to sit and wait
I find with myself . . .
having a great debate.

I questions if it’s just,
my will I’m praying for
or will I wait for God
to open the right door.

When for feedback,
I have to wait to hear
I listen for God . . .
to whisper in my ear.

I start to think if it’s just,
myself I’m talking to
or is God telling me . . .
what I should go and do.

When for answers,
God has me waiting
I have learned it’s not . . .
worth my debating!

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Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good
unto them that wait
for him, to the soul
that seeketh him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God You Ask ~

When you ask God,
to take over control
make sure you give Him
your whole heart and soul.

For without given Him,
your complete trust . . .
your faith cannot remain
in Him rich and robust.

When you ask Jesus,
to be Lord of your life
you must give to Him
all your worldly strife.

For if you want Him,
to lead and guide you
your worries and cares
you must cast on Him too.

When God you ask,
in Jesus’ name believe
and all of His answers . . .
you will surely receive!

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Matthew 21:22

And all things,
whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall
receive
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Joyful and Prayerful ~

Be joyful in hope,
be faithful in prayer
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your daily care.

For to be joyful,
when troubles increase
will make your anxiety
decline and decrease.

Be patient in affliction,
be steadfast and firm
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus all your concern.

For to be diligent,
when problems arise
will help you to keep
your eyes on the prize.

Be joyful and prayerful,
be so ever patient too
forget never how much . . .
Jesus truly loves you!

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Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant
in prayer;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fraught With Worry ~

Often we find our hearts,
are fraught with worry
our thoughts turn into . . .
a nervous, swirling flurry.

We fret and we fuss,
over what we can’t control
until fear becomes . . .
embedded into our soul.

Often we find our minds,
are overwhelmed by dread
our thinking gets clouded . . .
by the anxiety in our head.

We get so caught up in,
our fearful trepidation
until fear’s spiny fingers . . .
takes over our circulation.

Often we find our hearts,
letting worry into our mind
keeping us from God’s peace
to discover or to find!

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Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made
known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Sees Our Tears ~

God sees our tears,
He watches them drip
He sees through them . . .
how onto hope we grip.

He knows our pain,
He understands the cause
He knows why we beg Him
to give our anguish a pause.

God sees our tears,
He notices each one fall
He sees them tumble . . .
as we weep, sob and bawl.

He knows our grief,
He empathizes with our sorrow
He knows why we pray . . .
for joy to dawn with tomorrow.

God sees our tears,
the tragic and bittersweet
for they gather together . . .
in puddles at His feet!

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Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear unto my cry;
hold not thy peace
at my tears:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Bad News Comes ~

When bad news,
I am given
to my knees
I am driven.

I pray to God,
for a heart firm
til the report
runs its term.

Whenever I hear,
things disturbing
I pray to God
to remain trusting.

I pray my faith,
will stay sturdy
so I won’t be
flanked by worry.

When bad news,
I hear and receive . . .
fearful I’m not
for in God I believe!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Tangible Power ~

There is tangible power,
behind every prayer . . .
when to God our requests
we continually share.

There is genuine hope,
praying unceasingly
when to God we take
our prayers repeatedly.

There is eternal joy,
for others when we pray
when to God we entreat
for their souls everyday.

There is concrete faith,
praying and agreeing
when to God we remain
trusting and believing.

There is effective power,
in our daily supplicating
when to God our prayers
we keep on duplicating!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Knows Your Heart ~

God knows your heart,
better than you . . .
He knows what your thinking
before even you do.

Before to Him you call out,
He knows what you’ll say
before you can form the words
He knows what you’ll pray.

God knows your mind,
better then you . . .
He knows your every thought
even before you do.

Before to Him you make a plea,
He knows what will be said
before you can make a sentence
He knows what’s in your head.

God know your heart,
He knows your mind too . . .
that is why He is always
thinking ahead of you!

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Isaiah 65:24

And it shall come to pass,
that before they call,
I will answer; and while
they are yet speaking,
I will hear.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One-By-One ~

When my cares,
are too much to bear
I give Jesus each one
in a separate prayer.

I weep, I cry,
I sob, I moan
as I cast them . . .
onto the throne.

I sit, I wait,
I kneel, I pace
as I request
more of His grace.

I sing, I praise,
I smile, I grin
as humbly I shed . . .
them right onto Him.

When from my cares,
I want to be set free
I let Jesus take them . . .
one-by-one from me!

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1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Pray For Me Jesus ~

Pray for me Jesus,
plea for my needs
pray my faith grows
from that mustard seed.

Pray for my worries,
pray for my cares
pray when I can’t . . .
say my own prayers.

Pray for my heart,
petition for my mind
pray my trust in You
I’ll continue to find.

Pray for my spirit,
pray for my soul
pray my life to You
I will give control.

Pray for me Jesus,
on my behalf plea . . .
when words I can’t form
mediate Lord for me!

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1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator between
God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Father~

Heavenly Father
hearer of my prayer
keep me safe
in Your loving care.

If I should see,
yet another day
help me to stay
on the righteous way.

Heavenly Father,
hearer of my plea
keep me close
and near to Thee.

If I should see,
yet another night
help me to keep
to the faithful fight.

Heavenly Father,
if today Jesus I see . . .
I pray to heaven
He will take me!

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Matthew 21:22

And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Answers Delayed~

Sometimes when we pray,
we don’t want any delay
to our pleas we want . . .
God to answer right away.

But as the days go by,
our tears do not dry
and we start to question
oh God, oh God, why.

Our heart grows faint,
the longer we wait . . .
our prayer soon turns
into our complaint.

We grumble and we groan,
we sniffle and we moan
causing us to wonder if. . .
our prayers reach His throne.

Sometimes when we pray,
God answers with delay
to see if our faith in Him . . .
will stand fast or fall away!

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1Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand fast
in the faith,
quit you like men,
be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~