Prayer Progress

Tune: St Timothy

('O Holy Ghost, thy people bless')


Lord, help me not to strive to try

On feelings full[y] rely

But trust in faith, where I not see

Your hand there visibly


Where nothing seems to change or grow

Help me, O Lord, to know

You still are working, your plans good

Shall work out as you would


Give strength to persevere and wait

Your time shall not be late

Whate'er our state be, or those who

We pray for, you know true


Prosper our lives, send refreshing

From prisons releasing

You who full know humanity

Your Son our Saviour be


A world in need, people as sheep

A vale of mourn and weep

Yet too joys, hope, and confidence

When we your presence sense


In all I meet each day, Lord bless

You love none more, nor less

But all your creatures you have made

In wisdom all arrayed



  • Goldfinch60

    May that wisdom be with us all. Good write Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold. I must use that wisdom in me singing! heehee.

    • Heartwriter

      A very beautiful write. Thanks for sharing.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Heart.

      • Lorna

        I don't think he likes politicians Orchi......... he seemed to have forgotten to give them wisdom........

        • orchidee

          Thanks Lorna. Erm, yes, well, it's said by some in UK 'The church is the Tory Party at prayer!' 'Tory' is another name for 'Conservatives', a political party in the UK.

          • Lorna

            Have they gotten as cuckoo as our Conservatives?

          • 2 more comments

          • Fay Slimm

            A fine write Orchi.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Fay.

            • willyweed

              way to be O another splendid write ww

              • orchidee

                Thanks ww.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS STEVE ~ The desire of the HOLY SPIRIT is to dwell fully in every Believer ~ But we must all be willing to be FULLY FILLED ! Love the POEM and its emphasis on living by Faith and walking in the SPIRIT ~ AMEN ~ BRIAN Please add a Flower to my FUSION ~ Thanks B !

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Brian.

                • Laura

                  A Beautiful write and soothing tune! Thank you for sharing!


                  • orchidee

                    Thanks Laura.

                  • onepauly

                    truly wisdom speaks to thee.

                    • orchidee

                      I thank thee Pauly! I suppose there are other options for rhyming, if I used 'thee', 'thou', etc?!

                      • onepauly

                        those words like that
                        have always been with me.
                        peace be with you!

                      To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.