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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Worship (corporate) (10/04/07)

TITLE: Sunday Blessings
By Deborah Engle
10/07/07


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Wordly cares press hard; they creep into the heart.
Wearily we persevere, resisting from the start.
Sometimes our efforts seem to be accomplishing the task,
But often, “Why? and How? and When?” are questions we all ask.

Overcoming obstacles, defeating every foe
Surpasses our abilities, this we clearly know.
To glorify the Father, the Christian’s utmost goal,
Faithfulness, and what a test, surrendering control.

Relief is near and always sure, for Sunday will arrive.
Exhausted spirits, eager for God’s touch, He will revive.
Anticipation of the coming blessings on that day
Motivate through trials and through the miry clay.

Service is the way it starts, providing for each other.
Kindly reaching out to all, father, son or mother.
Doing our part, stepping up, God has blessed each one with skills.
Intimidating mountains soon seem much more like hills.

Hidden giving pleases Him, we do it cheerfully.
Share with all in fellowship and prayer, so humbly.
Testimony of His grace, praise to His great name
Build the body up and more, verify His claims.

Inspiring gifts of music and scriptural exhortation
Guide each one to Spirit-led heart examination.
Celebration of the love that led to Calvary
Infuses every soul with joy, peace and strength, all free.

Providential Holy God knows we all are frail.
He’s given us the way to meet the struggles of the trail.
Assembling of ourselves together honors His command
And fortifies us by the many blessings from His hand.


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LauraLee Shaw10/11/07
I love your definition of worship....
Jan Ackerson 10/12/07
Good acrostic, great message. The rhyme scheme is great--just a bit of tweaking of the meter and you've got a top-notch poem here.
Joanne Sher 10/12/07
This is lovely - wonderful message. I tripped up a bit on the last line of each verse, but otherwise this was wonderful. Love the acrostic and the images.
Betty Castleberry10/17/07
You did a good job with this. Love how the first letter in each stanza spells the word worship. That's not easy to do. I agree the meter is off in a place or two, but overall, this is very well done. Kudos.
Joy Faire Stewart10/17/07
I'm not an expert when it comes to poetry, but this flows nicely for me and I love the message. Good job!
Beckie Stewart10/17/07
Thought you did this well...flows nice....has a great message...could be me, but confused on the first word....not familiar with the word...."wordly". I thought you did great with this message.
George Parler 10/17/07
I'm not much into poems but this is good. A comprehensive defining of worship. Good job.
Dee Yoder 10/18/07
You covered it all with this clever acrostic poem! I think you accomplished your goal very nicely.
Deborah Engle 10/18/07
Oops.Thanks for pointing the spelling error out, Becky. How many times did I read this poem over before I submitted it, and I never saw the mistake! Of course, the word should be worldly.
Sheri Gordon10/18/07
Congratulations on your 2nd place. I'm usually not much of a poetry person, but you did a really nice job with this.
Clarence (Sonny) White10/18/07
Very nice. I like the way you spell worship also.