Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 34,965 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Lord God Hears Before We Even Ask - Poem by Gert Strydom

(in answer to Ina Rousseau)

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Before we do pray and ask God knows what we want
and hereby I want to bring to silence anyone that talks against this
as nobody and nothing can withhold His great love
where omnipotent like a father he does daily watch over us,
it is not in vain He talks of his everlasting love
where for our own good He does straighten our ways,
if we do want to know Him and want to be personally involved with Him,
He also knows about the things that do lie like stumbling blocks in our way,
it is not in vain He talks of his everlasting love
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and nothing can stop our words to reach Him
where in His omnipotence He is astonished about us,
is the One that knows every thought and every desire thoroughly
also knows when people do rebel against Him
and He did become human and turns our days and our world around,
He is the One who knows everything in depth and who do comprehend,
who accompanies each one that wants Him to past death
and as mere humans we are but stupid about Him and His abilities,
where in His omnipotence He is astonished about us.

[Reference:"Die bewerking" (The bringing to pass)by Ina Rousseau.Poet's note:

My free translation of a quotation our of Ina Rousseau's poem "Die bewerking" (The bringing to pass) :

"Look through the frame how a petrified sea
of stones do stretch around us that kills plants:
it's stones given to us
when we do ask God for bread.
In crevices against the slope of the garden-terrace
snakes lurch around hear them hiss:
it's snakes every time received by us
when we asked God for a fish."

Bible verses that says the contrary on which I have written my poem:

"Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear."Isaiah 65: 24.

"Then he continued; Do not be afraid, Daniel.
Since the first day that you set your mind
to gain understanding and to humble yourself
before your God, your words were heard
and I have come in response to them." Daniel 10: 12

"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?If you, then, though you are evil
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father
in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! " Matthew 7: 9-11.

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray
for each other that you may be healed.The prayer
of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5: 16.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe
that you have received it and it will be yours." Mark 11: 24.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love
of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."Romans 8: 38-39.]

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018



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