Focusing on You

Jesus, with all that was promised to be true
And always be there,
I pray that You will never be like they were,
No longer able to care.
In all the cruel and selfish things
I irresponsibly do to You,
I pray, Dear Jesus, that You always know
My love for You is true.
Though everything I say and do
Contradict my desire to obey,
I pray, Dear Lord, You would restore in me
A clean and righteous way.
For all the thoughts of evil things
That I allow to come between us,
I pray, Sweet Jesus, that You would win
And help me to just refocus.

8-16-2001 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Drowning In Bills

I am drowning in bills,
suffocating in stress.
I work so hard to make it,
yet seem to pay off less.
I struggle to pray.
I struggle to believe.
I struggle to obey
and trust you will not leave.
Please enrich my spirit
with peace that you are in control.
Be my strength, as I have none.
You alone make me whole.

10-23-2002 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)