“The Grasp of Love”…a worship poem by Linda Willows

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Above, beyond and near as light
As warmth would cover all like pure sand
Your glimmer shed and poured to homeland.

Love turns my face again to you
All heart bows low in grace’s due
With gratitude engulfed upon
What was, has been, and that, now gone.

I lift my arms in glory’s rise
I weep when mortal shadows die,
Yet, I will not lose the Grasp of Love
It owns my heart, this joy Above.

Come glimmer shed and pour upon me
Called to home I am led by thee…
I look above, beyond and near to the Light,
My Lord, you motion me with your might.

© 2017 Linda Willows

“Love, bare”… a worship poem by Linda Willows

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the whole of love’s immerse endowed
drown the hallows of life’s waves
into such depth of your sweetened gaze.

I cast all towards your certain way
and leave behind what binds and pleas.
I’ll carry not my burdens there,
For in your care I am free in love, bare.

I bid my heart to rise to love
and walk as one born boldly new
holding, keeping, living, reaping
All lived from the glimpse of You.

Love sighted by such awe of the heart…
Oh God…it gives all life a new start.
I reach, embrace, and shall never let go.
Lord such Love, all we eac must know.

©2017 Linda Willows

“Lord, teach me to Love like a Lantern”…offered by Linda Willows

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Lord, teach me to love like a Lantern; to allow love to flow from my heart with all of the joy and fullness that comes from the Grace of Your Presence.
You give me Light.

You have lifted my own heart so many times, answered my whispered prayers in the night and even heard my thoughts as they formed before they lay and rest as burdens in my chest.

I have learned about Love from You. I have learned that it is unlimited and always with me. It sheds like a gracious beam that graces me with healing, forgiveness and a soft light in which I begin to view all of Your Creation including myself.

It is like a Shining Lantern that descends from Heavens carrying the Light of Tens of Thousands of Stars unknown and unseen by our mortal eyes yet felt so deeply and with such wonder when we are Near to You; to Your Light.

The Lantern comes, lights a flame in our Hearts and we are born in You.

Lord, we are never alone again. We begin to Real-ize Love. This is my prayer.

Help me to Love as You do. Help me to love like a Lantern; to give love out freely without requiring something in return. Help me not to put conditions on the love that I give.

Father, if there is un-forgiveness in my life I ask that Love and It’s Power come through me with such might that it weep through the waters that may have built a wall anywhere between me and anyone else.

I ask that the power of forgiveness, grace, Your Favor and kindness be more powerful than anything else on this earth or in me.

May my Heart become a Lantern that grows brighter each day that I see not only the world around me, but also in humility – view my own self…my ego, my pride, my worldly grasping, help me to see it all as a grasping that lies in the shadows, not in the Light of Your Truth.

And Lord, Thank you for all of the beauty of the world that You have Created.

Help me, help us. Bring us to Your Love and Beauty in ways that stun us out of the darkness. Awaken us with your Light.

Teach me the way of courageously holding the Lantern of your Love. Help me to be an “illuminator”, one of Yours that sees your wonders, miracles of love and lives to Glorify You for life is deeply precious and we honor all that You have Created.

Help us to Realize Your Love on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Amen

© 2016 December 29. Linda Willows

(Photograph by grace of The Holy Trinity Blog)

“All the Love and It’s Endure”….a poem by Linda Willows

The only reason that I wake
is for His Glory, all Love’s sake.
Not to ponder nor to grieve,
in the shadows of life’s mortal weave.

I joy in the beauty, I soak in the Light,
The Cause that made us walk upright.
All the Love and It’s Endure..
His Grace has pierced throughout all night.

The only reason that I share,
is to release all the Mercy I bear.
Not to hold or to gift an unknown,
but Lord, to let such a Love be shown.

I joy in the beauty, I soak in the Light,
the Cause that made us walk upright.
All the Love and it’s Endure..
His Grace has pierced throughout all night.

© Linda Willows 2016
Photograph by Francisco Ribeiro do Vale

“Silent Roar”….a poem by Linda Willows

Sometimes the silence speaks louder than words,
breaking the bounds that were holding long hopes.
Dream swells from the circles that want from inside;
Heart deaths that longed for reunions, love glides.

Time cures the dream that some day you might call
and doors make no sense with no key from the fall.
How could I know not to touch that one vein.
It was the one truth that we shared in life’s pain.

Pray, love can grow stronger in absence of accord,
losing the price of time, hope and heart’s cope,
Born a Mother and Son is a lifelong vein’s core…
The heartbeat does utter throughout in strong roar.

© 2016 Linda Willows

“Thanksgiving Prayer of Grace”…from Linda Willows

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Lord, on this day of Thanksgiving,
we gather to pray before You Blessed by your provision and Presence.
We bow our heads and join hands knowing that
connecting each of us is You,
wound within, between, around and Before.

We marvel with hearts of awe at the wonder, expanse
and reach of Your Power and Love’s reach.

We pray, that all that we are, be emptied before you,
and given to the surrender of Your Grace.

That each of our lives may be lifted and directed
to respond truthfully and fruitfully to the Will of Your Kingdom.

That our appetites, all- be retrained by Mercy and a
heart that sees all whonthirst, that hunger and
long for shelter here and in places near and far.

Lodr, Your Portions are so gracious!

That Love compel each of us to the joy of “a surrendered life”..help us to
allow each hour to shed that in us which is “can be shaken” and stand reveals to the “unshakable” eternal, Your Truth- so that we walk In Your Name alone.

Lead us in forward as Your Faithful Servants and give us courage, boldness, tenderness and compassion yet Father, when we long to return to your loving arms we thank you for Rest, Comfort, Peace and the Holy Restoration that only You can provide.

Thank you Lord, for all that you do. Thank you for Your Care and Your Closeness!

and Father,
We pray that every one comes to know you so deeply as Love, as The Only God.

We pray that they might hear their names whispered upon Hearts and be called Home.

We pray that sll of our hearts are woven into The Kingdom of God,
that joy, love,  peace and the rest of living In You may increase in the lives of every soul that we touch, greet, love, forgive, thanks and pray for…

Thank you Lord,
for the language of Holy Love
that we can appeal to Him in Prayer,
Our Father in Heaven,
In the Name of Jesus Christ.

Amen

© 2016 Linda Willows