In the heat of life’s battles it’s easy to become burnt, hurt,
scorched by circumstances, flayed, distraught.
We all need resources beyond ourselves.
We need the Source of life Himself.
In the darkness and the fray,
we need One to show us The Way.
Bring comfort and calm,
oil of joy and Gilead’s balm.
Bring beauty out of ashes
as we sit in the embers.
Equip and enliven.
Breathe life from within.
Change and healing.
Grace all revealing.
Support, encouragement, help and hope.
A rescuer when we’re dangling on rope.
And He’s here…. Jesus, Saviour, Immanuel.. God with us.
Living within by His Spirit.
Celebrated at Pentecost.
So let’s draw near with a petitionary prayer:
Holy Spirit,
You are fuel, flame and fire
Ignite our weary hearts
Encourage us to come up higher
as You refuel and inspire
our lives in every part
Where higher means a lessening
of ourselves and life’s busyness
combined with deeper faith,
hope, confidence and rest
Be the wind beneath our wings
Be the heat of our desire
Be the One who makes us sing
Be the flame of burning love
Be our rest and be our peace
Be our covering from above
Be our soul’s deepest ease
Be Lion of Judah in our fight
Be Lamb of God to calm our fears
Be strength, all power and might
Be all we need throughout our years


I’m joining Barbie and friends at the Weekend Brew today. Come and join us? 
Regular readers may wonder at the poetic offering featured here instead of at ‘Poetry Joy’ as usual. 
Strangely, I seem to think better in poetry than prose when I’m extra tired, so here we are. Hopefully, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!