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Open Your Eyes
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By Michael P. Johnson
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       Open your eyes

Now close your eyes and bow your head

Religion speaks today

Yet this is not how Jesus said

God’s children ought to pray.                  Jn.17:1


Lift up; your head when God you seek.  Mt.14:19

When humble knees you bow

Open your eyes before you speak.          Ps.24:7

As Jesus do so now                                 Jn.11:41


If Christ Himself would pray this way    Jn.17:1

If David did the same                              Ps.21:1

With open eye we too won’t stray

Nor will we die in shame


To You my God I raise my eyes              Ps.123:1

My hands I lift up too                              Ps.28:2

For you alone make children wise           Pr.2:6

And show them what to do                      Pr.3:6


When others say that eyes must close

That all must bow their head

Remember what the bible shows

How Jesus taught and led


When Steven stood in painful prayer    Ac.7:55

Did not his eyes grow wide?

Seeing in truth The Father there

With Jesus by His side                         Ac.7:56


Reject the devil’s wicked lies

Religion’s self-made way

With raised up head, with open eyes

Observe when next you pray


Who knows what Heaven may reveal?

If angles may appear

Enlightening whilst there you kneel

“Behold your Groom is here”.....

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Submitted: Friday, March 9, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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