Praying For Someone to Die

Praying for someone to die,
Is that even right?
Are there moments, Lord,
When it is more selfish
To pray for good health
Instead of sweet release?
How would we know
When You are calling to them?
How do we know if the crying soul
Is asking for mercy when we don’t understand?
And yet, who are we to play God?
Even if our hearts are wrenched
In sympathy for the hurting.
God help us to pray.
May the Holy Spirit teach us how.
May we listen and learn.
And may our hearts, minds, and prayers
Be more what YOU want.

4-16-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Calling on You, Lord

God, I call your name
filled with guilt and blame.
I ask to be drawn near
to let me feel you here.
I seek to know your peace.
I yearn for your sweet release.
My soul needs your protection.
To you I surrender subjection.
Searching to know all of you,
I ask that you search for me too.
Thank you for being by my side.
You know how hard I’ve tried.

2-10-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)