Tag Archives: Pray ~ Prayer ~ Praying

A Kind, Gentle Spirit ~

A kind, gentle spirit,
is full of God’s grace
His mercy each day
it’s ready to embrace.

It prays to discern,
what is God’s will
then it waits on Him
as it remains still.

To self it’s crucified,
in Christ its made new
it keeps Calvary
always in its view.

It knows its limits,
goes not over the line
for it’s firmly rooted
to the True Vine.

A kind, gentle spirit,
needs to be cultivated
by having its ego . . .
by Jesus deflated!

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Proverbs 21:21

He that followeth after
righteousness and mercy
findeth life, righteousness,
and honour.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Always Present ~

Some people say,
God is so far away . . .
some think He doesn’t
hear them when they pray.

Some people believe,
God is always present
some think He listens
to their every lament.

Some people rely,
only on their feelings
some think God’s not fair
with them in His dealings.

Some people depend,
on their faith and trust
some think God’s always
good, fair and just.

Some people say,
Jesus is so distant
some know He is . . .
always consistent!

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Psalm 10:1

Why standest thou afar off,
O Lord? why hidest thou thyself
in times of trouble?

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Good Morning Quote ~06.05.22~


Sticky Note From God ~06.02.22~

Matthew 6:6


Afternoon Ponderings ~05.26.22~

1 Peter 3:12


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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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.17.22~

Philippians 4:6-7


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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~03.27.22~


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


Good Morning Quote ~03.24.22~


The Thorns Of Life ~

Life has many thorns,
many are prickly
some last a lifetime
others leave quickly.

But, no matter how long,
they choose to stay around
God has a lesson . . .
in each one to be found.

Life has many thorns,
some are self-inflicted
many others onto you
are purposely projected.

But, no matter how,
these thorns came to be
God will use them . . .
to take you to your knee.

Life has many thorns,
poking into our side
for God want us to deal
with our egos and pride!

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2 Corinthians 12:7

And lest I should be exalted above
measure through the abundance of
the revelations, there was given to
me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted above measure.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Your World Shakes ~

When your world shakes,
and you feel it start rocking . . .
when you begin trembling
and your knees start knocking.

Go to God immediately,
and give Him all you fear
and He will make you . . .
surefooted like a deer.

When your world crashes,
in pieces all around you
when you begin to quiver
not knowing what to do.

Go to God straightaway,
ask Him for more grace
and the strength you need
till you’re in a safer place.

When your world collapses,
before on you it falls apart
go to God and ask Him . . .
to restore joy into your heart!

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Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like
hinds’ feet, and he will make
me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my
stringed instruments.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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 ~


Our Realities ~

Sometimes our realities,
leaves us doubting . . .
sometimes they cause us
for relief shouting.

But, if we’re to trust God,
we must do so patiently
and wait for His answers
with a faith steadfastly.

Sometimes our situations,
leaves us questioning . . .
sometimes they leave us
with fearfulness, trembling.

But, if we’re to believe Jesus,
our burdens came to bear
then we will find His peace
as we give Him our care.

Sometimes our challenges,
leaves us wondering . . .
but, then God lets us know
He is never slumbering!

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Psalm 121:4

Behold, he that keepeth
Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep.

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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 ~


Good Morning Quote ~11.24.21~


Ask Jesus ~

When life tosses you,
into the pit of pain
when getting out of it
is too much of a strain.

Reach out your arms,
ask Jesus to lift you
out of the anguish
you are going through.

When life hurls you,
into the stormy seas
before the waves crash
and buckle your knees.

Reach out your hands,
ask Jesus to take a grip
so into the abyss
you’ll not begin to slip.

When life pins you down,
with its worry and care
ask Jesus to free you . . .
from all your despair!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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 ~


Good Morning Quote ~07.16.21~


Be Renewed ~

Each day we need to renew,
in God our faith and trust
as so much bad news on us
everyday they seem to thrust.

We need to read and study,
His life giving Word
so we can rise above
the bad tiding we have heard.

Each day we need to refresh,
in us God’s mercy and grace
so we will have the strength
as more concern’s we face.

We need to pray to God,
without ever once ceasing
so we can maintain our hope
as difficulties keep increasing.

Each day we need to renew,
our hearts and minds . . .
so a right spirit in us
God will be able to find!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.25.21~

James 1:5


Heavenly Guidance ~

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to seek
for it will give strength
whenever we’re weak.

But it will take us,
some doing on our part
to hear the Holy Spirit
speaking to our heart.

Heavenly counseling,
we all need to pray for
for it will lead us
straight to heaven’s door.

But we need to learn,
to wait and be still
and not budge an inch
until we know God’s will.

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to find
for it brings peace
to both heart and mind!

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Psalm 32:8


I will instruct thee
and teach thee
in the way which
thou shalt go:
I will guide thee
with mine eye.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Peace Surpassing ~

May you have the peace,
surpassing understanding
may you be at perfect rest
worries notwithstanding.

May you feel the blush,
of God’s soothing calm
may your soul soak it in
like the healing of a balm.

May you retain the peace,
guarding your heart and mind
may you through Jesus
the bliss of tranquility find.

May you sense the purge,
of all things troubling
may you feel the vibrant rush
of hope inside bubbling.

May you have the peace,
comprehension surpassing . . .
may for everything you pray
with pleas of thanksgiving!

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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 ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~05.20.21~

Isaiah 64:8


Sticky Note From God ~05.19.21~

Ephesians 6:18


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 ~


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