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Praying to Jesus Is Time Well Spent
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By James Pemberton
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 Praying to Jesus Is Time Well Spent!


I Knew someone with discouragement and despair.

Quite unhappy, he asked for some prayer.

I didn't feel talking to anyone today.

I was “too busy!”

And didn't want to pray.


There once was a time in life,

when I felt God' s awesome power.

But lately, my spiritual life

has been going sour.

Praying for someone is what I

should do.

But I haven't been living the way

Christ wants me to.


I’ve accepted and rejected

God's unfailing grace.

By allowing things into my life,

Jesus was no longer first place.

If I pray for anyone, it really should be me.

I need to be forgiven and free!


As I focus on Christ and give him

all of my attention.

My prayer life will then be

in the right direction.

Please Lord Jesus,

cleanse my life throughout.

Praying to YOU is what being

 your child is all about!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2015

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Submitted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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