Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Larger Prayer

"At First I Prayed for Light"
At first I prayed for light;
Could I but see the way,
How gladly, swiftly would I walk
to everlasting day!

And next I prayed for strength:
That I might tread the road
With firm unfaltering feet, and win
The heaven's serene abode.

And then I asked for faith:
Could I but trust my God,
I'd live infolded in His peace,
Though foes were all abroad.

But now I pray for love:
 Deep love to God and man;
A living love that will not fail,
However dark His plan.

And light and strength and faith
Are opening everywhere!
God waited patiently until
I prayed the larger prayer.

* a song in the Seventh-Day Adventist Hymnal #488- I believe the source that I read this song in first - says that the song is written by Mrs. E. D. Cheney/ C. E. Kettle

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful song!
    I have that 1 Cor. scripture above my bed.
    praying you are well!


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