The Secret Prayer - Poem

The Secret Prayer
By BushMaid

You come to church, you wear a smile
And wave as friends pass by.
You seem just fine, but all the while,
You're striving not to cry.

For underneath your smiling mask,
You hide your flowing tears.
You say "I'm fine" to those who ask,
Disguising all your fears.

You tuck it all away inside,
So deep within your heart.
Afraid to share the things you hide;
Your doubts tear you apart.

You turn to God, His tender care,
Enfolding you in grace.
The only One your soul can bare -
To Whom you show your face.

Your groaning heart, it pours it all
Into the Father's hand.
The doubts, the fears, the times you fall,
Are countless as the sand.

But oh the joy of freedom's gain:
The burdens' sweet release.
The letting go of needless pain,
Exchanging fear for peace.

I watch you from across the way,
My name you barely know.
But somehow I feel moved to pray,
My words, they overflow -

"Oh Lord! I pray You set them free
From all their grief and shame.
That through all this, Your goodness see,
And trust in Jesus' name. "

You turn and walk towards the door,
And watching as you go;
My whispered prayers are more and more
That you would come to know.

Although I'm but a name to you,
God's burdened me to say:
He loves you, and His Word is true -
It guides you all the way.

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  1. You keep getting better and better at poetry. :)

    1. Thankyou. :) But it's not just me Who writes it. :)

  2. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
    Such a lovely poem!
    You truly have a gift given by God!


    1. I'm so honored you like it, Rosie! And it is definitely God; I couldn't do it without Him. :) Thankyou for reading and commenting!

  3. Wow....amazing! And so easy to relate to both people portrayed. Keep up the good work. It's encouraging.

    1. Thankyou Lisa! I'm sure a lot of people can relate to one or both of the people in it. :) I'm so glad you found it encouraging!

  4. thank you so much for this poem, Jasmine! It's BEAUTIFUL, and I was SOO encouraged by it!!!!

    1. Thank YOU so much for reading, Bethany! I'm am so very blessed to know that it encouraged you, my friend. :) xox

  5. This is really good, Bush! Like I said in chat, I love your rhyming - it adds to the meaning without seeming Dr. Seussy. Beautiful! =)


    1. Thanks so much, Andrew! I'm very pleased you like it, thankyou for reading and commenting! I think you and I were made for the kind of poetry we write, because I definitely can't write free verse poetry the same way you can! :D

  6. That was beautiful! The words, the rhythm and the rhyme were very well done! The message was so true! :)

    To the KING be all the glory!

  7. Thankyou so much, Rebekah. I'm very glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Wonderful and encouraging! I too can relate to both....

    1. Thankyou for reading, Anna! I'm so glad it encouraged you. :)


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