Tag Archives: Pray

When Torn ~

When torn between,
which road to take
pray before any . . .
conclusion you make.

Don’t be in a hurry,
to make your decision
wait until God gives
a crystal clear vision.

When at a crossroad,
before you move on
pray and ask God
to be Spirit drawn.

Don’t rush ahead,
until He gives the go
for, if you’re patient
the way He will show.

When torn between,
which road to take . . .
always choose the highway
if on God you can’t wait!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

Proverbs 16:17

“The highway of the upright
is to depart from evil:
he that keepeth his way
preserveth his soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Thankful In Any Circumstance ~

Whatever comes my way,
I take this stance . . .
to be thankful
in every circumstance.

Whenever I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

Whenever I have troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace on my way.

Whenever I’m hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll relieve
and I thank Him for . . .
the strength to believe.

Whenever I’m doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In A Slump ~

In a slump,
spiritually speaking
faith needing
a little tweaking?

Well don’t stop,
praying when dry
go ahead with God
and have a good cry.

In the dumps,
thought’s troubling
worries becoming
a little unnerving?

Well don’t stop,
raising your praise
God understands
it’s just a phase.

In a funk,
losing the battle
cares have you
a little bit rattled?

Well don’t you stop,
in God trusting . . .
until living water
again come rushing!

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John 7:38

“He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Rely On My Faith ~

I rely on my faith,
each day to be strong
I trust it even when . . .
things are going wrong.

I depend on prayer,
every day I am alive
for, I know in this world
it’s the only way to survive.

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I draw on God’s Word,
every day I study and read
for, I know I’ll be blessed
when the verses I heed.

I rely on my faith,
prayer and God’s sufficing grace
my hope is found in my Bible
when it’s truth I embrace!

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Jeremiah 17:7

“Blessed is the man that
trusteth in the Lord,
and whose hope the Lord is.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When All Seems Dark ~

I know right now,
all seems so dark . . .
and you’re not sure
just where to start.

The news you got,
wasn’t very good
your mind is stuck
on the if’s and could’s.

But, God’s got this,
He knows what to do
and His wisdom
will surely come to you.

I know right now,
all seem so bleak
answers to questions
are all you seek.

So much uncertainty,
right now to face
too many decision
you need to embrace.

But, Jesus is there,
right now with you
to help and show you
what you need to do.

I know right now,
it seems dark tonight
but, tomorrow you’ll see
things better in His light!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 2:1

“I exhort therefore,
that, first of all,
supplications, prayers,
intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Stop And Pray Each Day ~

 

Each day we need,
to stop and pray
and listen to . . .
what God has to say.

We need to pray,
for His mercy anew
so temptation
we can subdue.

We need to pray,
for more grace
so the enemy
we can face.

We need to pray,
for His favor
if our faith
should waiver.

We Need to pray,
for His healing balm
to help keeps us
still and calm.

We need to pray,
for His power
so we’ll have victory
no matter the hour.

We need to pray,
for His wisdom
to give unto us
a clear vision.

Each day we need,
to continually pray . . .
for we never know
what’ll come our way!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Waiting Season ~

When God takes His time,
He always has a just reason
for, a lot of growing is done
while in the waiting season.

For, as we start to anticipate,
the answer to our prayer
God begins to show us
why not all things are fair.

When God takes His time,
at getting back to us
it for us is not the time
to lose our faith and trust.

For, He wants us to believe,
with all our heart and soul
how everything is always
in His infinite control.

When God takes His time,
it’s up to us to keep praying
for good things happen to . . .
those who can bear, the waiting!

~~~~~

Lamentations 3:25

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

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When I’m Restless ~

When I am restless,
in need of a break
I go to the only One
who never will forsake.

As I lean into Him,
He rests inside of me
all my anxiousness
on Him, I set free.

He takes my cares,
releases the strain
any worries I have
He begins to drain.

A sense of renewal,
stirs within my soul
over my anxieties
He resumes control.

When I am restless,
to Jesus I will go . . .
for He is the only One
who my breath can slow!

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Jeremiah 31:25

“For I have satiated
the weary soul,
and I have replenished
every sorrowful soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Straight With God ~

Lord, let me be honest,
for, I want You to know . . .
that my faith and trust in You
does not always show.

Please don’t get angry,
when I say You seem far away
don’t be upset with me
for thinking at times this way.

Lord, don’t be disappointed,
when my hope becomes faint
do not get discouraged
when I find it’s hard to wait.

Please do not be enraged,
don’t turn Your ears off
when I’m feeling this way
do not at me scoff.

Lord, do not rebuke,
or chastise me . . .
I’m being straight with You
so the closer we can be!

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Psalm 6:1

” O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger,
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 55:1

“Give ear to my prayer,
O God; and hide not
thyself from my supplication.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Look Up To God ~

Early in the morning,
before your arise . . .
make sure to your worries
you keep God apprised.

Let Him know before,
you get your day started
why it is that you feel
fearful and fainthearted.

Early in the morning,
as the sun comes up
before you pour coffee
into your mug or cup.

Let God know how much,
you need Him to be with you
how impossible it’d be
without Him to make it through.

Early in the morning
before out of bed you climb
look up to God and spend . . .
with Him some quality time!

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Psalm 5:3

“My voice shalt thou
hear in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning
will I direct my prayer
unto thee, and will look up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Conversing With God ~

You can pray to God,
from anywhere . . .
whether you’re outside
or home in your chair.

God is always listening,
His ear is always near
He has the capacity
for every prayer to hear.

You can pray to God,
about everything
He is receptive . . .
to hear anything.

God is always willing,
to listen to your heart
in your supplications
He wants to take part.

You can pray to God,
He loves to converse
you can just let it go
no need to rehearse.

God is available,
morning, noon or night
it doesn’t matter . . .
the time is always right.

You can pray to God,
have a real conversation
whether out in the open
or in quiet mediation!

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Psalm 55:17

“Evening, and morning,
and at noon, will I pray,
and cry aloud: and he
shall hear my voice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Presence ~

 

Lord, when in Your presence
there is joy in all its fullness
filled with eternal glee
and everlasting happiness.

Lord, when we communicate,
in the talks we have together
there is a fountain of hope
for all the storms we weather.

Lord, when You’re near me,
in the Spirit within my heart
from your presence I never
want to leave or part.

Lord, when in the morning,
we meet and jointly pray
I know You will show me
the Life, the Truth, the Way.

Lord, in Your presence,
I feel a peaceful glow . . .
each day I spend with You
the more my joy grows!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Asking, Believing & Receiving ~

Our Bible tells us,
that we need to ask
for, God to our needs
is up to the task.

But, we must pray,
for them to be met
lest over them
we’ll worry and fret.

Our Bible reveals,
to make known our prayer
for, God wants to help us
with our every care.

But, we must plea,
before Him our case
lest we fail to be . . .
renewed by His grace.

Our Bible says to us,
to pray without ceasing
but, we must go to God . . .
trusting and believing!

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Matthew 21:22

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

1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Feelings Of Dread ~

 

When in the morning,
you awake . . .
and feelings of dread
you can’t shake.

Before your start,
to get depressed
ask God to help
with your unrest.

When in your mind,
thoughts toss and turn
and your stomach
begins to churn.

Before your cares,
start to overwhelm
remember Jesus
is at the helm.

When at night,
you go to sleep
pray your fears
the Lord to keep!

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Psalm 3:5-6

“I laid me down and slept;
I awaked;
for the Lord sustained me.

“I will not be afraid
of ten thousands of people,
that have set themselves
against me round about.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Whenever I Pray ~

Whenever I pray,
my faith increases
as I release my pleas
my fear decreases.

My confidence grows stronger,
my hope is reinforced
any lingering doubtfulness
quickly gets disbursed.

My mind gets elated,
my heart more exhilarated
my cares and concerns
are promptly alleviated.

My troubles get fewer,
my enemies are defeated
any doubts that I have
swiftly are depleted.

Whenever I pray,
my faith starts exploding
for prayer keeps my trust . . .
in God from corroding!

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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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 01.20.18


So Many Sorrows ~

So many sorrows,
too much suffering
so many needing
God’s conforming.

So much illnesses,
too many sick
so many needing
God’s healing quick.

So much confusion,
too many restless
so many needing
God’s peacefulness.

So many troubles,
too much worry
so many blessings
God needs to hurry.

So much sorrow,
so many prayers
so many who need . . .
to know God still cares!

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Psalm 38:21-22

“Forsake me not, O Lord:
O my God, be not far from me.

Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation.”

Hebrews 13:5b

“I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Deep Waters ~

Bow down your ear Lord,
hear my prayers flow . . .
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go.

Let them not get higher Lord,
make them start to recede
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to proceed.

Turn back the tide Lord,
before I’m in over my head
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to tread.

Throw me a lifeline Lord,
if not, I’ll surely drown
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go down.

I pled out my case,
till the deep waters abated
and then these words to me
the Good Lord related . . .

Oh My fearful child,
deep waters I had to prolong
so that you could see . . .
I was with you all along!

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Isaiah 43:2

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Prayers ~

I pray each day,
for these things
and for the peace
that they’ll  bring.

For my weaknesses,
to be strong
lest I stop singing
salvation’s song.

For my daily needs,
to be met
lest God’s goodness
I forget.

For my fears,
to be set free
lest His mercy
I’ll fail to see.

For my worries,
alone not to bear
lest onto Jesus
I’ll cast not my care.

For my doubt,
to turn to trust
lest to God’s ways
I’ll not adjust.

Each new day,
before I start
I give to God
prayers on my heart!

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Matthew 21:22

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying Focused ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I ever have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!

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2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Out to God ~

Whenever your spirit,
is overwhelmed within
when you feel your troubles
you are drowning in.

Call out to God,
tell Him about your fear
then watch as to you
He draws close and near.

Whenever you feel,
you’re about to meltdown
when you feel hard pressed
by your cares all around.

Call out to God,
before you fall apart
He will come and release
His peace into your heart.

Whenever your mind,
is weighted down
by all those worries
you carry around.

Call out to God,
when you’re distressed
and with His presence
you will be blessed!

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Psalm 120.1

“In my distress
I cried
unto the Lord,
and he
heard me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Ever Patiently ~

Sometimes when we pray,
we want an instant result
and if we do not get it . . .
we take it as an insult.

So we become disillusioned,
for many of us think
that the chain of prayer
is some kind of magic link.

But, God isn’t a genie,
who grants our every wish
nor a leprechaun with a pot . . .
of gold to make us rich.

Instead, we must be diligent,
and in our prayers persevere
not letting our disappointment
with God’s stillness to interfere.

Sometimes when we pray,
we want answers instantly
so if God has you waiting . . .
do so, ever patiently!

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Psalm 66:20

“Blessed be God,
which hath not turned
away my prayer,
nor his mercy from me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Not A Word ~

Awhile ago,
I said me a prayer
asking God to help me
with one of my cares.

I waited patiently,
for Him to reply
but, I heard not a word
as time went by.

At first I was grieved,
by God’s silence
for, I so needed Him
to give me guidance.

But, as the days went on,
my faith grew stronger
and my doubt in Him
deterred me no longer.

Then one day I saw,
much to my surprise . . .
His answer was always
right before my eyes!

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Hebrews 11:6

“But without faith it is impossible
to please him: for he that cometh
to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently seek him.

Matthew 15:22-23

“And, behold, a woman of Canaan
came out of the same coasts,
and cried unto him, saying,
Have mercy on me, O Lord,
thou son of David;
my daughter is grievously
vexed with a devil.

But he answered her not a word.
And his disciples came and
besought him, saying,
Send her away; for she
crieth after us.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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