Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


Earnestly I Pray, Lord

Caring Father, who sees all, may I trouble You with my cares,
For there are things that grieve me, even have me close to tears.
Seems many fellow Christians aren’t displaying love they should,
Even though Your Word says, if they truly loved You, they would.

It seems some write folk off, Lord, who don’t think or act like them,
And those who get things wrong, Lord, some rapidly condemn.
Others act indifferently, or don’t always keep their word,
And idol gossip from others, far too regularly is heard.

I think it’s sad that not just I suffer, but others too,
At the hands of fellow Christians doing things they shouldn’t do.
It seems that it’s quite common amongst those who claim Your name,
Which I think is very sad, for Christendom, such do shame.

I know I’m often guilty of behaving wrongly too,
But Lord, I’m deeply sorry, for such behaviour’s not of You.
And I’m certainly mindful of the wrong that I have done,
But I know I’m forgiven via the blood of Your dear Son.

However, what concerns me, is that some seem unaware
Of how wrongly they treat others, and, some act like they don’t care.
Perhaps some think Your grace, Lord, will cover willful sinning,
When that is purely fiction that Satan's busy spinning.

The way we treat another, determines Your response, Lord,
Regarding the decision that determines our reward.
Even the unlovable, You’ve said we must treat well too,
In fact, that’s one way we prove we’re true followers of You.

Thus, earnestly I pray, Lord, please help every Christian see
That when they mistreat others, they’re also mistreating Thee.
And help me deal with wrong, Lord, that fellow Christians do,
In a manner that reflects I’m truly emulating You.

By Lance Landall