Before the Throne
If I could stand before the throne
Turn an ear to His trumpet blown
Blinded by His countenance bright
Finding in His majestic Light I’m fully known
Amazed by lovely seraphim
And flying, singing cherubim
Though they themselves are quite sublime
Each spends every moment of time worshipping Him
By contrast my paltry worship
Is hindered by my ego trip
May a vision of God’s throne room
Cause praise like a sweet perfume rise from my lips
Lord, make me see Your majesty
So I’ll worship, You are worthy
Great Creator, Lamb who was slain
Forever and ever You reign, You are holy
Holy, holy, holy are You
You are righteous, that much is true
Remind me daily of Your grace
Help me seek Your beautiful face each day anew
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For the Meeting the Bar prompt at dVerse Poets Pub is brought to is today by Gayle, who offered a form lesson on the Florette. It’s a cool form I just had to try.
So lovely. One of my favorites of yours for sure.
It was inspired by Revelation 4 & 5.
A lovely prayer in florette form.
Taken like a prayer one gets into that frame of mind of craving for solace and peace. Such elements are easily conceived by those relevant and sincere but elusive to those who are evil. Great linesLinda!
Thanks. Glad you liked it. Peace, Linda
The last two stanzas are very meaningful, like a prayer itself ~ Well done with the form Linda ~
A deep and powerful prayer!
Smiles.. the best way to worship
Jesus is to worship the
and express it with
the greatest light
sadly some people
wait for Christ when it is
a Universal metaphor of
the Spirit of the Universe of All
and beyond.. AKA GOD that lives within..
If Jesus knew today.. that people were
worshipping his person rather than
these Universal Teachings..
he would disappointed
that no one ever really
heard and practices the
that are same
as Luke 17:21..
in essence in
the Kingdom of
above.. so below
and all around.. AKA
AS GOD IS FREE
AND SO ARE WE
the same one taught
by many throughout
the ages.. from
real man Lao TZU..
Buddha.. and yes..
the original Yeshua
still living in the
text of Luke
the words of Truth and
Light of essence my friend..
there is no separation and
no limit to how many more teachers
on other planets.. have related this
same Truth and Light in essence
as we are all
the day that Yeshua’s
message is lived more
than he is worshipped as
a human being.. will be
when the world
but hey.. we
can do it now as
heaven then in the Kingdom
of God within us.. as Heaven
now the real place Jesus is
and doing our
best in to making
Jesus our prophet
in healing rather
back of a football team
to be worshipped as a man
the rest of us..:)
Jesus alone is worthy of worship and praise. Revelation 5:11-14 says, “11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.”
Smiles.. My friend.. Revelation is a metaphor not to be taken literally.. unless you will my friend.. But all i ask of you really is.. to never worship me if anyone mistakes i.. As I.
I’m actually in an in-depth study of Revelation right now. While some is metaphor, I believe the throne of God is quite real, described by John in words we can relate to, certainly not adequately enough to do God justice. But fear not, I will never worship you or any other created being. God alone is worthy. Peace, Linda
Smiles.. My friend.. I’ve studied revelation.. The bible and all associated religious texts for five decades.. But frankly zero of that was necessary.. as the same God that lives within me and you is always worthy of worship.. It is when we worship the human ego in all forms of I of separation from the truth of light of God that we become separated.. Truly the measure of God in most human beings is the flame in light of eyes that is Universal for those who seek and see with eyes of God and truly that is not something that words alone are adequate to communicate.. but we try my friend with discernment as gift from.. God.. As well.. But anyway from the New Testament as revised now from 40 years since the death of Jesus from oral tradition then.. it is abundantly clear that he the man never wanted to be the King of any human or worshipped.. In fact it is reported that this humble man Jesus clearly states there will be others who do far greater things than he.. And this my friend is the true test of all authentic prophets.. Humility and Love.. Then Constantine.. The Emperor of Rome with the help of early Catholic Cohorts… In 325 AD.. Made Jesus into a soldier Sun God in alignment with the Mithra religion of the regional area to expand the Roman Empire.. Per the human tribal instinct.. And Constantine followed suit by constructing a monolithic statue of himself to join his promotion of Jesus to a Sun God to be worshipped.. All these people fail the test of true prophet.. My friend.. Like the real Yeshua.. A self proclaimed humble teacher as healing prophet.. But you see this elevates Jesus even higher in achievement as human no greater or less than you my friend and i..
And interestingly and true too.. If not for Constantine.. And His Catholic Cohorts.. The Truth and Light that exists in the bible as is.. Would likely never exist as is now.. So lesson here again.. Only for God’s eyes for judgement.. My friend..:)
You did a wonderful work with this – a lovely interpretation of Isaiah. You like this form and I can see it likes you as well. Thank you. Lifted my heart on a grey soul day.
This was actually inspired by Revelation 4 & 5, but Isaiah does touch on the throne room of God as well. Glad I could provide you with a spiritual lift today. Peace, Linda
It made me think of Isaiah in the temple and the cherubim and seraphim there, how his lips were burned by the coal to purify him….the singing, holy holy holy….and Chris Tomlin…holy is the Lord God almighty, the earth is full of His glory…an excellent reminder in these troubled times.
Sorry, I meant form of course!
It’s an intriguing fomr, isn’t it – there’s a majesty and melody in the internal and end-of-line rhyme, which you really do justice to with your subject as well.
Thank you. I do really like this form. In fact, I’ve written another just this morning that I’m going to try to post today.
Just beautiful…and exactly what we all should strive for in these uncertain days.
Thanks for visiting. Yes, the days are uncertain, but Good is eternal and His promises sure. Peace, Linda
A fetching prayer & absolutely perfect rendering of the form; we must never lose sight of our humanity or spirituality. What troubles me is the over a billion people who pray to Allah as well, & are all being demonized by the radical minority.
I appreciate your comment. I would not demonize those who pray to Allah, but I also believe that their faith is misplaced. Muslims are either trying to earn their salvation by their own peacful good works (which admittedly many who call themselves Christians mistakenly do as well) or they are trying to earn their way to heaven by killing infidels in the name of Allah. Either way, they are relying on their own efforts. Our efforts will never be sufficient for a holy God and I believe we must each trust in His saving grace alone. Peace, Linda
This is absolutely lovely..!
I’m so glad that you found the form enjoyable, Linda. You did a superb job with it and I was inspired by your heartfelt, loving prayer.
This is beautiful, Linda. Love the prayerful message. And you worked the form very well….
a prayer to help you through the madness seeking light…
A lovely prayer and song…it seems to be paramount in our minds with all that is happening in the world now.
A prayer so well executed..
Great execution of the form…seems quite effortless.
It was a really great form to work with.
I’m not a poet, but this was a breath of fresh air.
I never thought I was a poet either, until God decided I am. 🙂 Peace, Linda