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I Remember When I Took Time to Pray
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By James Pemberton
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I Remember When I Took Time to Pray!


Our family would gather for dinner each day.

Our dad would first take the time to pray!


As kids, we thought it was important to do!

I remember praying over my food in school!


I was taught that we should give God thanksgiving!

And be grateful for how he blessed our way of living!


I remembered praying in the restaurants for the food.

We wanted to honor God!  And not be rude!


But as the many years have come and went…

I think about where my time is now spent.


Prayer doesn’t seem like it used to be!

I often try not to let this really bother me!


But as I get older, and think about the past…

Father time has a way of creeping up fast!


This God I once took the time to speak to.

Is the one that I seldom take time to pray to!


I need his help right now!  More than ever!

I’m not going to be on this earth forever!


I’m going to focus on Jesus in a new direction!

And give to him, my desires and ambitions!


Talking with Jesus is the best thing I can do!

Prayer can change my life!  And be renewed!


Won’t you take the time to talk to God in prayer?

He’s waiting for you!  And really cares!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013

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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