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God Wanted to Know; "Did You Pray?"
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By James Pemberton
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God Wanted to Know; “Did You Pray?”


God asked a question, just the other day!

He asked; “have you taken time for me

to pray?”


I thought about this.  I cried and wept.

The promise I made to God.  I no longer kept!


I remembered a time when my life was sinking downhill fast.

No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t forget the past!


I was at death’s door,  with the moments

of life, just a few.

I didn’t know what I was going to do!


One night I cried out loud in hopelessness and desperation.

I soon received a message with a heavenly visitation!


 Jesus appeared before me!  His hand touched my head!

I felt so much better!  I jumped out of bed!


I was so happy!  I cried and felt tears roll down my cheek!

I took time to spend with God all the rest of the week!


But as the months went by,  

my time with God was shortened.

Having time alone with him?. 

I didn’t feel this was “important.”


I look back and think of what I was becoming…

I’m not sure if I’m ready for Christ’ second coming!


Lord Jesus, I kneel down, and come before your throne,

I ask you to be my Lord.  Of all my life and home!


I’m sorry for the promises I made, but were broken!

“Please forgive me dear Jesus.”  Are the words I’ve spoken!


You’re the lord for me! I need you more than ever!

I want to be with you! And live in heaven forever!


You’re the one who blessed me!  Yes indeed!

You’re my Lord and savior and all I ever need!


By Jim Pemberton      (c) 2016

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Submitted: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 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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