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When You Volunteer To Pray
by Joan Costner
04/28/07
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When You Volunteer to Pray

If you say you’ll pray for someone,
Better check it out real fast;
Were they sure attending church somewhere ~
Can you rely on who you asked?

Are they saved and are they Sanctified?
Is the Holy Spirit there?
Can you discern Him freely in
Their very needful prayer?

Is it their fault they’re o’ertaken by
This illness or disease?
You make sure before you call out
And pray for one of these.

....In the Bible I remember
Jesus prayed for one whose eyes
Never saw the light of dawning
And was told to great surprise,

That it was not fault of anyone ~
It was to glory God....
Now, isn’t that a strange way
When so many raise the rod?

And I don’t believe the woman
Jesus spoke to at the well,
Would really be a worthy one
Surely One so wise could tell.

Now, about adultery....
The woman OR the man....
Better let them clean a little bit,
Before you take their hand....

Beloved... we’re not judges,
And we can’t discern the way
God patiently deals with us
As He leads us day by day.

I don’t need to have the details but
I’ll say the prayer I feel,
And Jesus in His mercy will
Reach out ~ a soul to heal!

When I suffer and I’m lying
With the dust right in my face~
When my tears are flowing freely
And my life feels so disgraced;

Then I know I have a “Paraclete” -
That’s parallel to me...
Suffering all my anguish ~
Till the Light of Hope I see.

His work in me brings forth the gold
That matches Heaven’s face....
And it’s all because, in direst need,
My Savior took my place!


© 2007 by Joan Clifton Costner
Under His Wings Heavenly Poetry
Joan is a Heavenly Inspirations Author.
This poem may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.


“Whosoever calls....”


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