Friday, May 25, 2007

A Simple Prayer

Abby's first day out of school, and it's not going the way I had planned. Starting at 7:30 trying to do ABR; finally giving up for a while at 11 and realizing I had only gotten 47 min accomplished. Gosh! Feeling frustration building, hearing Josiah crying in his bed asking to get up, I finally decided to go for a very brisk walk. This was a good idea. I had about 45 min to just listen to my ipod and try to regroup.

You know the feeling you get while you are listening to some great music that you love? You don't hear anything else but the instruments, the singer and your own thoughts about the song. Some how it always seems that music speaks my language so much better than any words I might try to sputter out. Chris Rice is one of those musicians for me... his music truly speaks to my soul. Several songs in particular tug at my heart... I thought I would just share one that got me today.

My Prayer
Chris Rice

Fresh page, new pen
Where do I begin
Words fail, tears come
I need someone
To take the thoughts I almost think
And carry them to God for me

Deep breath, exhale
Breathe in deeper still
Long sigh, I’m still numb
Is there anyone
Who can find the things I’m barely feeling
And give them wings beyond my ceiling?

Right heart, wrong place
It’s too far to outer space
Sorry, I forgot, You’re right here
I cup my hands around Your ear
I feel you smile, You feel my breath
You listen while I whisper non-sense

Simple exchange
Your will, I’m changed
And now my prayer ends
Thank You, Amen.

Copyright 2000 Clumsy Fly Music (ASCAP)

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