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I Need to Pray Like Never Before!
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By James Pemberton
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Need to Pray Like Never Before!


Before bedtime, I wanted to pray.

I was at a loss for the words to say.


So much to pray for, it felt overwhelming.

I thought about what my life is becoming!


Heartaches and pain...  I heard a few.

What, in the world, is one going to do?


I thought about the lost souls around.

And for the joy in many that can’t be found.


I thought about many difficult situations.

And for many to receive God’s gift of salvation.


I asked God to cleanse me of all sin.

A new journey with God must begin!


I asked God to help me to share him with others.

And not forget his command to love one another!


I asked him to forgive me of wrongs committed.

And to forgive me of people that I’ve “omitted.”


I asked him to bless those who want to harm me.

And to help others, whether or not they love me!


I asked him to help me stay on the narrow road.

And to trust him, even when I’m carrying a heavy load!


I ask you Lord Jesus, to have you way in my heart.

From your spirit’s direction,

 may I not depart!


May I hold in my heart, the love you’ve given.

And be humble in knowing my sins are forgiven!


May you help me to be your example that’ll shine…

While I am still here and still have the time!


Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer to you!

I am honored for the opportunity just to know you!


By Jim Pemberton      (c) 2016


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Submitted: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, April 1, 2016

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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