Lifting prayer beyond my sight
Into Heaven’s holy might.
Here I send from inside heart’s pew,
This the vow, my trust in You.
Mercy grants from moments felled,
Surrendered, lost; the storms left quelled.
Wind whispers rendered- plead for me,
left all at the foot of thy Holy Tree.
© 2018 Linda Willows
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
In pond where all meets the home of life’s art
Gather drifts that circle to rise in my heart.
Each drawn towards the dawn of sun’s morning restart,
Rays warming, all giving, they lift up to part.
Seeking, such lightness, the tenderness of
Love descending, reaching deeply,
Into all life’s cupped glove.
Pond heart meeting Thou art from the still,
I wait upon All in the drift of Your will.
Sweetly I linger, I soak in Love’s vein,
Basking, ever basking in the warmth of Your Reign.
© 2018 Linda Willows
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
“Praising, words raising”
My heart parting open, like rivers to You
Oceans becoming, with gratitude due.
My God, O my Lord how you hear our night calls;
Power reaching, rekindling and sweeping through all.
Faith climbs like a fire with flames growing bright
Embers are glowing still warmed by Your Light.
My God, O my Lord how I bend to your knee
Praising, words raising all life before Thee.
© Linda Willows 2018
1I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
My heart does joy in His Love’s embrace…
Empties all in confess before sweet Holy’s Face.
In such marveled Adore; my all seized by Thee…
By this birth in galore, I am Adoptee.
Holy instant thunders witness of the moment’s true Grace;
Seals atonement’s decree throughout all Covenant’s trace.
Heart lifted from sin, in immortal unlock.
Through Jesus, Salvation, our Pillar, the Rock.
Oh, heart share this joy, I am to be Blessed,
Ecstatic love humbles…God’s door has been pressed.
© 2018 Linda Willows; 2016, 2015 original publication