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Watch & Pray
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By Michael P. Johnson
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              Watch & Pray

We learn by grace to understand –Pr.4:1-27

Taught by The Holy Ghost –1Co.2:10

That many souls are in the hand

Of watchmen at their post –Eze.33:1-20


To watch and pray The Lord commands –Mt.26:41

To all Christ’s blood set free

Release His virtue through the lands –Mt.5:14

Allow lost souls to see –Mt.28:19-20


What is to watch and daily pray? –Da.6:14

If not to move God’s heart –2Co.6:12-42+7:1

If not for He who paved The Way

His blessings to impart


Rich blessings come on bended knee –2Co.30:18-20

Through fervent heartfelt prayer –Ac.7:60+Ps.35:13

Through He who died upon the tree –Jn.10:10

Through love and tender care


Through grace Christ Jesus died to give

Seeking the heart of grace –Ps.105:1-4

That those yet dead will come to live –Jn.14:12

And dwell God’s holy place


Not always blessings rise on wings –Da.10:12-13

For God to turn the tide –Ex.14:21+Jos.3:15-16

Yet watch and pray until faith brings –Jas.5:16

God’s doors to open wide –Mt.7:7-11


Through fasting, God may answer swift –Mt.17:21

Through patience faith grows strong –Ps.37:7

Through earnest prayer burdens will lift –Isa.66:2

Hearing our humble song –2Ch.7:14


Miracles dawn when children pray

When watchmen stand God true –Mt.17:20

Tending your post both night and day –Ex.27:20-21

Reveals what God will do –Ps.46:10…..

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Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013

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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