Poetry Corner

PoetryHere is a selection of poems gathered from different sources.

We Need You, Lord
We need you, Lord.
Like lost wanderers in a burning, empty desert
thirst for cool, clean water,
we long for you to quench us.

In a world gone progressively mad,
with chaos all around us,
we seek refuge in the order and purpose of your law.
With evil sneaking, leaking everywhere,
spreading heavy darkness,
creating feelings of emptiness,
we hunger for your goodness and light.
Turn us around, Lord, we pray;
retrieve your sheep who have gone astray.
Draw us to the satisfaction
of your purity and righteousness.
Cleanse us, and make us more like you,
role models, examples, beacons,
for others who are searching for meaning for their lives.
Come, Lord Jesus.
We need you, Lord.

Matthew 5:16
Proverbs 4:18

By Joanna Fuchs

Christ, let me see you in others,

Christ, let others see you in me.

Christ, let me see:

You are the caller,

You are the poor,

You are the stranger at my door.

You are the wanderer,

The unfed,

You are the homeless

With no bed.

You are the man driven insane,

You are the child

Crying in pain.

You are the one who comes to me.

Open my eyes that I may see. 

(David Adam)


A single will

And we must be of that too.

Through the Spirit one with You.

We in Him

And He in You.

(Peter Tully)

The Lord emailed me.

"There are antichrist about

You need discernment."

It is the Spirit

Who brings us into all truth.

He will email you.

(Peter Tully)

A prayer for patience in a time of waiting 
Timeless God,
what we thought might be a short pause,
now seems like an eternity;
what we began describing as extraordinary times,
are beginning to feel pretty ordinary;
what we first experienced as an interruption to our lives,
has merged into an unwanted new normal.
We need you to stay our hearts,
giving staying power for the long haul, 
but also helping us stay put for the moment with patience and restraint.
Help us to learn the lesson that our times are in your hands,
and as we wait upon the Lord our strength will be renewed. 
Help us to live in the in-between time;  
like our father Abraham anticipating your blessing,
before the birth of God’s promised son;
like Joseph captive as a prisoner in Egypt,
before his dreams came true; 
like Moses tending his father-in-law’s flock in the desert,
before encountering you in the burning bush;
like the Israelites wandering for forty years in the wilderness,
before entering the promised land;
like David on the run from Saul,
before his anointing led to his ascending the throne;
like Jesus, tried and tempted for forty days and nights,
before emerging to his life’s great purpose.  
Our hearts cry, ‘how long O Lord?’
And you reply, 
‘know that the testing of your faith,
produces perseverance,
let perseverance finish its work,
so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.’ 
As we continue to wait on you,
give strength and courage,
for these long days.
In Jesus’ name.