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God Told Me That I Need Effective P
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By James Pemberton
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God Told Me That I Need Effective Prayer!


God told me, in order for my prayer to be effective.

That I should not choose to be so “selective.”


I asked him: “what do you mean by this question?”

I wasn’t quite prepared for the reception!


God said; “You’ve chosen to be selective in how you live.”

“There’s only so much, to me, that you want to give!”


“You said that I’m your Lord, by your way of living.”

“But a life of holiness, is what you’re not giving.”


“You want the prayer answered,

 but have nothing to show for it.”

“You claim to live by grace,

and don’t even know it.”


“How can I answer your prayer,

 when it’s only convenient?”

“Haven’t I been patient with you?”

“And most lenient?”


“Give up all that you have, and give it to the poor!”

“Then you’ll know what prayer life is really meant for!”


“Give me your heart!”  “And take time to really listen!”

“There’s so much more of me, that you’ve been missin’!”


“Obey my words and experience the life I have given!”

“Know what it means to be cleansed and forgiven!”


“Than your life will change, and your prayer time too!”

“I will give you the strength to make it through!”


“You will know what it means to spend time with me!”

“And your prayers will impact you for eternity!”


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Monday, October 21, 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 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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