Short Story Sharing – The Prayer

17 Jan
This isn’t the typical short story from a writing prompt post today. I wanted to share this prayer that I wrote the other night. I’d been doing some thinking throughout the day and this came to me as I sat in bed, thinking of how, if Christ was a flesh-and-blood friend of mine, how I would apologize for having neglected and ignored him. It’s so easy to text a friend and ask ‘how are you’  but how often do I sit, with a still heart and mind, and just talk with my Lord?  I don’t talk about my faith much here on SGL, but today, please indulge me. And if not, come back on Friday where i’ll have a list of the most popular posts of 2016!
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Cover me in your blanket of white
Wash me pure as the snow. 
Dispose of my transgressions and rid me of my stains. 
For I fall on my knees again, broken, bleeding, crying.
My heart lying on the floor at your feet, hopelessness surrounding me.
I beg for your mercy, yet know I am unworthy. My stains are scarlet, my anger toward you unwarranted, my rebellion unforgivable. 
The world I built for myself put you on a shelf, alone, away from me until I needed you. My treatment of you was callous and cruel.
And I’m ashamed at how easy it was.
So many distractions to keep my focus away from where it should have been. 
So many lies to fill my ears.
And now, here I am, a traitor to my king. A reprobate. Yet I come with tender hope that you will still love me.
So with tears streaming down, I ask you
Cover me in your blanket of white
Wash me pure as the snow
Dispose of my transgressions and rid me of my stains.
I beg for your forgiveness and promise to turn my feet ever toward you
Where you lead,
I will follow.
And when doubts assail me,
I will hold tighter to you
And trust you
And hide in you
Amen and amen
Thanks for stopping by SGL,
~Laura

6 Responses to “Short Story Sharing – The Prayer”

  1. rose l. January 17, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Lovely and heartfelt. He loves you and is always there. Sometimes we forget or ignore Him. He loves what you have written. God bless.

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    • Laura January 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

      Thank you. And YES! Isn’t it wonderful how He never forgets us?

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  2. Michaela January 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! This is so beautiful…I echo so many of your words! So thankful for His faithfulness.

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    • Laura January 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm #

      Thanks – I am overwhelmingly thankful for his unending love and faithfulness!

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  3. Dad January 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    Great prayer! Amazing composition!

    Liked by 1 person

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