What Will She Think?

She’s been told something so horrible to hear.
She’s been informed of needless information.
Will it be too much to remain friends?
Will it damage our good and godly relation?
I hated having to tell her what I did.
I was trying to obey you with open confession.
Will she think less of me and avoid me?
Can she bear the news of my transgression?
I pray that she doesn’t hold it against me, Lord.
I think so dearly of her.
If I could take away my ugly past, I would.
You of all people know it’s not what I would prefer.
Please help her to forgive me, Lord.
Don’t let her judge me by this deed.
I want to show her and you I’m sorry.
For mercy, I plead.
I pray for her, Lord.
As she has a way of thinking that I do not know.
Help us to grow in sisterhood.
Help us both to let go.

5-18-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: a dear friend

Praying For Godly Communication

God, this man you ordained has heard my sin.
He knows exactly how I gave in.
He knows I let Satan have a moment of victory.
That there is a deeply ugly part of me.
Please help him not to be afraid of my presence,
Nor judge me with his absence.
Allow him and his wife to know for sure
I would never hurt them. Please reassure!
What I have confessed was sin against you!
I can’t erase that the events were true.
But I can bring them to you and confess.
I have done that openly and choose not to transgress.
Give this man guidance, Lord, that he might guide me.
And give us all peace that I have been set free.
I am no longer in bondage, headed for my grave.
I am your servant. I am your slave.
Praise you, Lord, for this pastor’s dedication.
Help us to continue in godly communication.

5-18-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)