Tag Archives: ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

PRAISE GOD MOST HIGH FOR ANSWERED PRAYER

Praise to you, God Most High,

For hearing prayer on the fly…

And your delight

Being quiet in your Sight,

Bringing us into your Light.

You would talk with us,

Yet we put up the fuss…

Ne’er slowing down

Nor coming around,

In ways that are not just!

Walking with your children in gardens,

Seeing our eyes at Thee widen…

drying our tears

and calming our fears,

Joy at mutual abiding!

We don’t model for kids,

the closeness and joy you give…

But stay away–

Asking others pray–

Misunderstanding God’s writ.

Pray for me, said like Simon,*

The sorcerer on his own ladder climbing…

Unwilling to claim

Given to him in God’s name,

What Christ, without his help, did buy for him!

–Jonathan Caswell

  •  Simon the Sorcerer…see  The Book of the Acts of the Apostles (or  simply…”ACTS”)  8:9-24.
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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 6:1-7

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 6:1-7

 

The Hellenist Christians were grieving,

Their widows were not receiving…

Supplies they needed,

The complaint was heeded

No ethnicity deceiving!

The Twelve called the whole church,

A sufficient solution to search…

The Twelve stayed there

For preaching and prayer,

That was their priority first.

It seemed good to all

To a new kind of ministry call…

Wise in the Lord

To distribute the board,

So no one was made to feel small.

The names put forth were all Greek,

Good men full of Spirit and meek…

The blessing bestowed

Caused a ministry explode,

Many priests would Christ quietly seek!

 

–Jonathan Caswell