I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A PRAYER.

THEY SAY TIME WILL HEAL ALL WOUNDS,
BUT YOU REMIND ME THAT’S NOT TRUE…
WE’LL ALWAYS CARRY THE MEMORIES,
WE’LL JUST HAVE TO LEAN MORE ON YOU.

I USED TO THINK I COULD JUST READ A BOOK
TO TELL ME HOW TO DEAL
WITH ALL THE GRIEF, ALL THE HEARTACHE,
BUT NOW I KNOW WHAT’S REAL.

YOU’VE OFFERED TO TAKE MY BURDENS,
EACH AND EVERY ONE I CARRY…
PLEASE LORD, SHOULDER THIS PAIN FOR ME,
COME NOW, FATHER, DO NOT TARRY.

THOUGH THIS PROBABLY WON’T BE THE
LAST TIME GRIEF COMES KNOCKING AT MY DOOR,
I KNOW THAT YOU WILL CARRY ME THROUGH,
LORD….I KNOW THAT NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.

WE READ IN YOUR GOOD BOOK THAT
DEATH IS A PART OF THIS LIFE HERE…
AND WE WILL HAVE TO FACE IT,
ALL THE WHILE KNOWING YOU ARE NEAR.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO COMFORT ME,
AND OTHERS WHO SHOULDER SUCH PAIN.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO HUG US TIGHT,
HELP US CLING TO YOU THROUGH THE RAIN.

WHILE I REMEMBER THIS TRAGEDY, LORD,
WHILE I RE-LIVE THE PAIN EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE,
THANK YOU FOR THE PROMISE THAT YOU ARE HERE,
AND THANK YOU FOR STILL ALLOWING ME TO SMILE.

JESSICA SCHAFER October 14, 2008

2 comments:

Holli said...

What a beautiful and special prayer. I pray that the one who is able wil carry you through.
Always,
Holli

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

That is beautiful!