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Barriers To Prayer
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By Gary James Smith
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Barriers To Prayer

It really takes some effort
On our behalf to pray
So many things we have on our plate
Dictate how we think each day
Before you know it... It's nighty nite
And prayers don't stand a chance
We're all tuckered out by thinking too much
About all of the days circumstance

And we must take the bull by the horns
In our regards to pray
For Satan for sure will cloud our minds
As he tries to do each day
We must ask the Lord within
Who's ruling us by His Spirit
To give us the strength to pray each day
For we know that He will hear it

It's a mindset that sets in
Our prayers they draw a blank
So filled we our with other matters
We've forgotten our prayers have shrank
So Lord I ask You to reignite
The urgency of the need for prayer
Not only for myself dear Lord
But for people everywhere

Your own disciples who followed You
Said...Lord teach us to pray
And Lord You led them to the Father
May we do likewise today!
For the effectual fervent prayers
Of a righteous man availeth much
For who else can pray more effectively
Than those who have felt the Master's touch!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright October 13 2021 12:38 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2021

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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