Straight From My Heart

by Grace 9. March 2018 13:34

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I wasn't able to post the first part to either of our upcoming series last Wednesday! I was really busy that day. Planning on next week!

I wrote this last mind to clear my thoughts... It kinda shows how my mind wanders when I think or pray... Haha! It doesn't really have a name right now!

 

Straight From My Heart

Lord, help me to truly be sorry

For every wrong thing I do

Teach me to focus less on me

And much, much more on You.

Help me to trust in your strenghth

And never in my own

And always remain near me

I couldn't survive alone

I know I'm asking more of You

Than I could ever give

And I also know I deserve to die

But You died that I might live

I know that it's a lot to ask

I know I (almost) shouldn't 

But You've told me in Your Word to ask

And that if I did, You'd do it

I guess I might as well say thanks

To You in advance

But then again, it's rather late

Since You've authored every circumstance

And every little happening 

Of my life that I've been through

You've done all this for me and more

You've cleansed me, made me new

So I guess I'm gonna say this now

I'm glad you know it's true

From the very bottom of my heart

I'd like to say THANK YOU!! :)

 

This is really my prayer from last night, wholly unedited (I even had the smiley face in there!). For that reason I almost didn't share it - it feels kind of personal... But don't we all have prayers like this sometimes? Most of us if not all of us occasionally have those times when our minds are racing with so many things and we have trouble getting it out. For me, in those circumstances, sometimes it's just easier to write it out in poem form. So it really isn't too personal because most believers have similar thoughts sometimes. Right? Do you all kind of get what I'm saying?

Anyways, better run. Giveaway coming up SOON! Stay tuned!

 Now let's hear from you! 

Did you like the poem? Did you all kind of get what I was saying in about why my poem wasn't too personal to share with you all? Are you all EXCITED for the GIVEAWAY!?!?

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Grace F.
Grace F.
3/9/2018 4:56:49 PM #

This was BEAUTIFUL, Grace!  There are some beautiful phrases in there that you need to incorporate into a song (or just turn the whole thing into a song).  If you don't, I might do it myself! ;)

I love how you included the smiley face at the end of your prayer.  Sometimes when I write out prayers for my future husband, I'll draw little hearts at the end of my sentences! <3


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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/9/2018 10:18:01 PM #

I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I was hoping it would bless somebody's heart. ;) Out of curiosity, which were your favorite lines, or more specifically which lines you would want incorporated into a song? (If you want you can say which numbers the lines are ;) Haha, if you make it a song, my only stipulation is that you let me hear it!!!
Awe, that's a sweet idea to use hearts! ;)

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Grace F.
Grace F.
3/10/2018 1:36:45 PM #

I'll copy the lines below that I was specifically touched by and thought were particularly well-crafted Smile

Teach me to focus less on me
And much, much more on You.

Help me to trust in your strength
and never in my own. (I thought would sound GREAT for the start of a chorus/second half.)

I'm asking more of You
Than I could ever give
And I also know I deserve to die
But You died that I might live.

You've done all this for me and more
You've cleansed me, made me new.

Those were my favorite lines.  I think they sound more hymn-like-ish than some of the others.  But I'm not saying that in a bad way -- it ALL is beautiful!!  Just, some of the more personal lines work more in a poem setting I think, than a hymn.  Does that make sense?  I don't want this to come across as me not liking certain parts of your poem and stuff... I love it all!  But some lines sound more hymn-ish than others.  Get what I mean?

Anyway, you're the better songwriter here, so I think you should be the one to turn it into a song ;)

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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/10/2018 6:12:39 PM #

Okay, thank you! Yes, of course that makes sense! I'm the one who asked you to tell me which ones you thought would be best in a song. ;)
Maybe I will... We'll see. I'll keep those lines in mind. ;) Thanks for letting me know what you thought!

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Olivia Bell
Olivia Bell
3/9/2018 9:42:24 PM #

This was beautiful, and I got exactly what you were saying about it being personal but not, hehe. Laughing I loved hearing your heart and what you were thinking! And YES I am so excited for the giveaway! Laughing

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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/9/2018 10:20:24 PM #

I was worried you all wouldn't be able to follow my ramble... Haha! At least you kind of got it! I'm glad you enjoyed the poem!
Whoohoo giveaway! I'm excited too, and I (obviously) won't even be entering! Hahaha! I hope lots of people join once I post it!!!

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Scott Walker
Scott Walker
3/11/2018 10:59:22 AM #

Grace, just wonderful, you keep hitting "Home Runs". It is humble in a Heartfelt Reverent Biblical sort of way.
Either as a or poem. The words show your understanding of our Lord's manner and love for thee. Thou is justified, sanctified and adopted by Christ as He paid for us.  

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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/11/2018 2:42:14 PM #

Thank you! Smile I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

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Lydia Howe
Lydia Howe
3/12/2018 11:43:56 AM #

I think it's great when you can share - even if it's something that's pretty personal because generally, it's something a lot of people can relate to. And straight from the heart with no editing is pretty great sometimes, too. Smile
As for giveaways? They're great! I have one that's finishing up tomorrow. (You can enter it here, if you want! www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0c09a66527/?)  

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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/12/2018 12:12:42 PM #

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! Yes, that's what I was trying to say! Even if it is personal, many others can still relate. And I know, sometimes the untouched, umperfected, original manuscript is best. ;)
Oh yes! You know what? I should write a post about that... I'll go ahead and do that now pretty quick.
You should totally enter mine when I get it up! I bet you'd love Daniel's book! ;)

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J.S. Klingemann
J.S. Klingemann
3/27/2018 8:11:11 AM #

Excellent poem with a wonderful message! LOL... perhaps you'd like to know: you wrote "strength" in line 5 as "strenghth..."

All right, maybe that's mean...

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Grace H.
Grace H.
3/27/2018 9:51:54 AM #

Oops! I ALWAYS write that word wrong... No, it's not mean, glad you caught it. Haha!

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