Let My Words Be Few

I was led to a new poetry blog today and was amazed again at how poets can say so much with so few words. My friend Deb does it every day. It reminded me of this verse from Matthew and I was inspired to write a short poem on prayer.

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:7-8.

Let My Words Be Few

For what, O Lord, should I pray

A sunny day?

An easier way?

Time to play?

I would forgo it all
If it meant
Not losing You.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


7 Responses

  1. That’s why I read Deb. This is streamlined and sublime Linda.

    Not a wasted word.

    “I would forgo it all
    If it meant
    Not losing You.”

    I’ll remember today, because of your words, that Our Lord is the only thing I have that I never want to lose – and in the most stunning of ways, can’t lose.

    That’s what this poem did to me.

    I heart your poem 🙂

    • Craig, I don’t often write poetry, but every once in a while I feel like what I want to say has to be in poem form because it might get lost in all the words if I write it in prose. I see you have grasped exactly what I wanted to convey! 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. You did such a great job and your poem reflects what He has put on your heart concerning Him. It touches me to see you so impacted by the book. May we all be impacted for Him too! God bless you! deb

  3. Hi Linda

    Thanks for the poem.

    The last part of Matthew 6:8 gets knocked around our group a lot. Helps us to keep things in focus. 🙂

    Your lovely poem reminds me of a song discussion yesterday. Do we really mean it when we sing ‘I’ll trade sunshine for rain, comfort for pain … if through sorrow more like You I’ll become”?

    We do like our creature comforts BUT having all this and not having the gift of eternal life would be a recipe for disaster 🙂


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