Hope is a Prayer . . .

Having a clinging, nails dug in kind of plea,

a bruised knee kind of prayer,

Overwhelming the inner pain with cleansing tears

and constant “please Gods,”

Pressing in to Someone stronger than my impotence,

more capable than my imagination allows,

Expectation firmly fixed in spite of contrary evidence

and plaguing doubt.


Check out another piece on “Hope”: http://pattisjarrett.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/hope/

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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10 Responses to Hope is a Prayer . . .

  1. susansplace says:

    A prayer for inner peace and answers to your prayers, on its way. AMEN!

  2. pattisj says:

    Love this, Lilly. You knocked it out of the park! 🙂

  3. Tanya Noot says:

    I love hope and want to share it although I’m sure I’m not as acquainted as some who have been severely tested. I love remembering that we hope in what we cannot see!

    • I have a little Willow figurine. It is a small child holding a balloon-like word “HOPE.” It is a good reminder because life can be hard sometimes, but what we see all around us is not the only reality. Our hope is in God’s view of things and His ability to intervene.

  4. Susan Gaddis says:

    What a lovely, from the heart prayer. It reminds me of hiding under the covers and crying out to God late at night. Then catching the first light of dawn and knowing that He is in control.

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