They Need Your Care

The headache, God, please relieve her headache.
His sinuses, Father, please stop his pain.
These people who serve You daily.
They have helped me again and again.
Touch their bodies, Lord.
Touch their lives.
Help them to smile
and bear their strife.
Give them peace.
Give them strength.
Help them to find joy
in You again.
My pastor and his wife
need Your care.
I thank You, God,
to trust You’ll be there.

6-4-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: dear friends ❤

God, Help Them

He stands at the podium and preaches with earnest intent,
praying to save the lost souls.
When the congregation looks disinterested or asleep,
his spirit is saddened… God, keep him be bold!
She sits in the pew like a good wife on duty.
She is there for anything anyone may ask.
Underneath she has other worries and duties to remember…
family, friends, the house… God, help her with each task.
He stands in the parking lot, watching for each child.
The school holds him responsible for anything gone wrong.
Rushing parents, energetic kids, so many cars to watch.
He must keep the order… God, help him to be strong.
She watches the children as they play together.
Their parents have entrusted them with their lives.
As sick as they are, or caring for their own families,
they gladly do it… God, help these moms and wives.
These wise people sitting in the pews so long,
look at all they have brought to the church body.
These elders are our guides and friends
who know strife and Jesus… God, help them love everybody.

5-15-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
For my dear friends

God Amazes, Raises, and Praises

Love is so hard to teach, to reach, to preach!
Sin is so easy to do.
His words must know, show, grow.
The distractions are always new.
His prayers must always share, care, bear.
Satan could care less!
His life must exemplify, gratify, and glorify.
Satan can make it a mess.
Mercy can live, give, and forgive.
Hearts can be hard.
Jesus wants to see, free, to be.
Souls can be quick to guard.
The preacher tries, cries, and sighs.
The Spirit wins after all.
God amazes, raises, and praises.
The preacher helped stop a fall.

6-4-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)