Remember Prayer

So just, come to me, for anything at all,
Call my name, it is yours to call.
Feel my faith in you, when you can’t find your own,
And always remember, you’re never alone

Freddy Jackson featuring Najee / All I’ll Ever Ask

Yes, sing My praises in hymns when times are good
But it’s the hard times where faith is truly understood
When you’ve had a brush with life’s shortfalls
Some offer prayer, every chance they could
Others are too afraid when they know they should
For all succumb to the curve of life’s pitfalls
So, whether you scream for My name out loud
Or kneel to Me in the quiet, anything but proud
It’s never too late to rise from a downfall
So just, come to Me, for anything at all

Reach out for Me, just reach out with upturned hands
I know the forces don’t always let things go as planned
And be not ashamed if you’ve never before prayed at all
Come to Me now, come to Me, I will understand
Remember it is My footprints that are seen in the sand
When the die lie still and you’re pressed against the wall
When you fear you have finally lost it all indeed
A simple prayer is the liaise to all you need
And never feel any request is too great or too small
Just call My name, it is yours to call

When your skies shift from watchet to gray
And a torrent of troubles come your way
For you’re worn, you’re tired – weary to the bone
When you feel you’ll never, have a say
In all the cruel games that life can play
When the darkness invokes your heart to moan
When you’re convinced without a doubt
That your end seems like the only way out
In the times when it feels your faith has flown
Feel My faith in you, when you can’t find your own

“In the beginning…” starts The Word’s first page
“…Christ be with you all. Amen” marks the final stage
From the first fillip of light I’ve ever shone
That setup the first of a Seven-Day age
Words that still have the power to assuage
Words that can inspire, words that help to atone
On those days, when you’re lost as what to do
Remember “These sayings are faithful and true.”
My love is reaped in reward as all love sown
And always remember, you’re never alone

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13 thoughts on “Remember Prayer

  1. It causes me to recall the way I felt 30 years ago when I truly believed this. It was a great feeling, and I actually had myself baptized back in 1980. Unfortunately, as life progressed, I gradually lost the feeling and the belief.

    • Interesting, most people tend to (re)find faith as they get older, even if it is something they don’t necessarily follow as they should. You’ve done the opposite.

  2. I like how you expanded the praise song and made it your own–that’s an exercise I should try some time. I think your usage of “liaise” as a noun is a bit distracting, and I was initially confused by “watchet”, but thank you for adding that word to my vocabulary–it’s always helpful to have another way to say something. Really enjoyed this 🙂

    • Thank you Wordcoaster!

      The “praise song” is from a beautiful 90’s R&B ballad by Freddy Jackson featuring Najee.
      I believe “liaison” is the noun you’re thinking of; liaise (what a liaison does) – is a verb. Prayer is the noun in the line referenced.
      I learned the word “watchet” years ago and like to toss it out now and again so I don’t forget it.

      Thanks again.

      • Haha, whoops–you did a wonderful job of taking the lyrics and making them into a praise song, then. I’ll have to listen to the original song. Prayer and liaise are both used as nouns in that line (just as if you said prayer is the key to a deeper relationship with God, “key” would be a noun as verbs never take on “the”) I’m fine with the usage of verbs as nouns–poets do a lot of tinkering with using parts of speech as other parts of speech. I just found it startling since you had been following normal grammatical rules up to that point. I’m sorry if I’m sounding pedantic–that’s the last thing I want this to be. I just really loved this poem and when I love a poem I tend to analyze it more. Have a wonderful day! 😀

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