A Poem by Jeff Beckley to the church…
Can I pray for you church? Can I pray for you?
The trials you face, the struggles you are going through
Can I pray for my teens, who battle pressures from every direction
That Satan wouldn’t add you to his church dropout collection
Can I pray for you Moms, who feel the weight of the world
That child’s crying, that child’s angry, that child just hurled
This last week seemed like a hill impossible to climb, 100 miles high
Can I pray for you moms, so God can hear an extra listen of your cry
Can I pray for you Dads, who may feel like you’re losing your grip
If there was a game between struggle and frustration, you’d win the championship
Work is piling up, you just spilled ketchup on your new shirt, and the house is falling apart
You want to just go for a drive, but your car won’t start
Can I pray for you husbands and wives, who feel like something is missing
Having trouble remembering the days of love notes, fancy dates, and kissing
The sparks are flying alright, but not like from your early days
These are more like sparks from a grinder cutting a fender off an old Chevrolet
Can I pray for you children, whose hold on your innocence seems to be fading
With all that’s on the news, movies, and songs…praying you won’t be imitating
Can I pray for those that are hurting and can’t see the light at the end
Today’s prayer will give you a reason to be on the mend
Can I pray for you church? Can I pray for you all today?
Because we all need strength, so let’s see what God’s Word has to say.