To the Sweet Hour of Prayer (Poem)

Updated on February 6, 2018

Sweet hour of prayer,

how long have I passingly looked upon you;

always in my mind yet lacked all the passion that belongs to you.

I have long known your name,

but I have little experienced you.

I err in my blind indifference,

I am ashamed of my presumptions,

Oh sweet hour of prayer, how I need you;

as my very breath and not a task to do.

You are given as a gift;

one of the uncountable grace secured by Christ's blood,

You're not just a friendly invitation,

you are an urgent command.

Faith is your true name,

Faith when down on its knees;

Your abode nurses passion,

leaving nothing the same,

For it strengthens the weary soul,

It awakens it from languor,

reminding what glory holds.

Your confidence are the promises to which you aid the saints,

to boldly appeal to and proclaim;

for all the spiritual blessings in Christ are given and stands at the door,

but it's only through persevering trust shall they walk out your threshing floor.

Oh sweet hour of prayer,

I bring all my hopes and cares,

If I not go to you,

then I can't go nowhere.

In my waiting, I shall be praying;

one cannot exist without the other,

This is how you, O prayer, have been ordained by the Father,

So though I had long taken and even now, continue to move along,

I shall stay in your blessed hour,

for there is great abundant power.

Oh, sweet hour of prayer,

come and your joy, to me, continually share.

-apG

Sweet hour of prayer

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    • sujinmikee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sujin Mikee 

      7 months ago from Philippines

      Peace and blessings to you, too! =0)

    • sujinmikee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sujin Mikee 

      7 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you! Soli Deo Gloria! =0))

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      7 months ago

      Amen. It comes naturally for any child of God to identify with the message of "Sweet the Hour of Prayer."

      Peace and blessings.

    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 

      7 months ago from United States

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful work. Blessings. whonu

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