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i Need To Pray!
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By James Pemberton
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I Need to Pray!


I recently wanted to to pray.

I was at a loss ffor the words to say.


So much to pray for.  It was overwhelming.

I thought about what life is becoming!


People’s heartaches..  I’ve heard a few!

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


I prayed for the many lost souls around.

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


I prayed for many difficult situations.

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


I asked God to cleanse me of my sins.

As each day, a new journey in my life begins.


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

And not forget his command to love one another!


I asked God to forgive me of wrongs I committed.

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


I asked God to bless those who’ve meant to harm me.

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


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

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


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

From your spirit’s direction...

 May I not depart!


May I keep close to me, the love that you’ve given.

And be humble in knowing my sins are forgiven!


May you help me to be your example that will 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   2021

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Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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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