Be All To Me


Funny, I can go months at a time without writing a poem. Then, all of a sudden, one hits me and a few follow. Hope you don’t mind me posting another prayer-poem. 🙂

May God bless and keep you, Friends.

Oh Father, 
Increase my hunger for you. Screenshot 2014-04-12 13.55.44
Whet my appetite for prayer
And my tongue with intercession.

Greater in me,
Let your Life-breath swell my chest.
Illumine my eyes.
Weaken my resistance to your probing eyes,
healing hands and pure, fiery heart.

I want to know you and,
In knowing you to need you more.
I want to pummel you with questions,
Seek you for guidance,
Fear you with wisdom,
Love you with passion and an undivided heart.

Even in my frailty and oft distracted gaze,
I know, I know that you alone
Are sufficient for my days,
And more, more, more!

With answers to past troubles,
And light for distant paths,
Oh Father, when hungry teach me to feast on you.
When thrilled to glory in you.
When troubled to seek you and rest in you.
Be all to me.

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4 thoughts on “Be All To Me

  1. That is a brilliant poem Abby ! I love it !! I shall keep that with me and add it it to my “words of wisdom” collection.

    1. Wow David! I couldn’t be more honored than to be listed alongside some of the greats that I know populate your “words of wisdom” list!

      1. Ah, but you have been in there since Oct 2012 !
        some examples I really liked are :

        – Pain is weakness leaving the body
        – Pain often keeps us from making the same mistake twice or from making the same mistake our friends and family make.
        – Sometimes it takes pain for us to hear the already God-given permission to rest

        – You mentioned Tennyson’s poem :

        “The world is too much with us; late and soon,
        Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
        Little we see in Nature that is ours;
        We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
        This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
        The winds that will be howling at all hours,
        And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
        For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
        It moves us not. Great God!”

        But we followed the truth and the truth set us free.

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