Not Our Will, But Thy Will Be Done

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. (Psalm 36:9)
Not Our Will, But Thy Will Be Done

Silvery strands, hair falls in brush-fulls
one saint’s covering glory thread-bare
every thread-count, hair-count numbered
tears bottled, not nameless
not in a warehouse,
but in the house of the Lord, O En-hakkore,
on Zion’s mount, where nations stream
one day, El-Shaddai, that day
don’t delay, Yahweh, that hour
cry the faithful weeping from hospital beds
prison cells, beside mass graves,
the suffering martyrs, broken families
soldiers and civilians mere fodder for power,
numberless babes murdered in wombs:
hear our prayers, O LORD our God,
for the coming of Thy Son.

For today's dVerse Poetics, Ingrid asks us to "try to complete the poem as far as possible without writing it down. Think about the devices discussed above: regular rhythms, repeated phrases or ‘motifs’, alliteration and rhyme schemes – anything to aid the memory and help the words to flow....Make an audio/video recording of your poem and post it to your blog and/or transcribe your poem, so we can read the finished version." Click on Mr. Linky to join in and read more poems.

29 thoughts on “Not Our Will, But Thy Will Be Done

  1. This is really haunting, Dora, and it touches on a subject I was discussing with friends earlier today: namely, why do terrible things happen to people if God is good? I like to think that all of us are ultimately held in the same embrace.

    Thank you for including the recording: the audio effects amplified the message of the poem.

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    1. Ingrid,
      It takes all our faith, and then some more at times, but it isn’t God in the dock, we are. And what we don’t understand, well, the cross of Christ supplies the certainty that He is not only good but loving, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

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    1. Frank,
      Praying aloud evokes its own measures and sounds as we pour out our hearts and that’s one of the things I like about it, that and the fact that I’m less likely to get distracted by random thoughts. Thank you for your kind comment!

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    1. Beverly,
      It’s an mp3 file. Have you tried right-clicking and opening it with a music app? Beyond that I can’t advise you. I’m so glad you liked the prayer.


  2. Gillena Cox

    This is awesome in content and rendering.
    My blog didn’t accept just audio so i had to present my in video mode. And it took me quite some time before i understood this.

    Well done


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