Denis Martindale

A Prayer For The Nations - Poem by Denis Martindale

Dear Lord, we pray for the nations,
The children of this Earth,
For their joys or tribulations,
For each land has its worth...
Each valley, hill or mountain,
Each river, stream or brook,
Each ocean, sea or fountain,
Deserves a second look...

Dear Lord, this world feels downcast,
It's old before its time,
No longer quite so steadfast,
No longer quite sublime...
It's lived through wars both young and old,
With Mankind as their cause,
It's just like Jesus who foretold
That Man forsakes Your laws...

Dear Lord, remember, Man was dust,
Borne of Your hands and heart,
In whom You placed a sovereign trust,
If he would play his part...
But all like sheep have gone astray,
The nations each make claims,
Then, afterwards, there comes the day,
Recalling victims' names...

Dear Lord, You ask that we pray now,
That You might intervene,
As if to turn the tide somehow,
For You've seen what we've seen...
Cut short the time destruction nears,
Else every soul will die,
No more to face their final fears,
No more to kneel or cry...

Dear Lord, please send Your Son again,
Believers to receive,
That precious, gracious moment when
It's time for us to leave...
Deliver us from evil's hand,
Transport us to Christ's love,
Whatever evil still has planned,
Safe with Your Son above...

Dear Lord, the nations seem so lost,
Your holy name's still spurned,
Man lacks the grace to count the cost,
For truths not loved or learned...
Pour out Your Spirit day and night,
Like waterfalls each hour,
To comfort and declare with might,
The Saviour's healing power...

Dear Lord, though old age dims the eyes,
The angels see us all,
They see the wicked and the wise,
They see each miracle...
Receive their earnest prayers as well,
As You receive ours, too,
For Your Good News, we know and tell,
To lead lost souls to You...

Denis Martindale January 2017.


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Topic(s) of this poem: god, holy spirit, jesus, prayer

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Poem Edited: Friday, February 3, 2017

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