Last week, in Changed Trajectory, I shared the family legacy that assisted in bringing spiritual transformation to my dad and subsequently our family. I’m continuing with the theme of prayer, not by my usual style of writing rather through a poem.
The poem I share today was composed and inspired by scriptures mainly researched in the writing of my series on the prayers of Jesus and his teachings.
Ripples of Influence
Tap Heaven’s power
Hallowed be thy name.
Our Father hears
Before we call, He will answer.
Our Father plans
Not our will, but His, be done.
Our Father protects
Guarded and preserved by His name.
Our Father fights
Against spiritual forces of evil.
Our Father sees
What is done in secret He will reward.
Our Father forgives
Cleansing us of unrighteousness.
Our Father sanctifies
Through Christ Jesus once and for all.
Our Father unifies
That the world may know He loves them.
Our Father glorified
In completion of work He gave.
Started through prayer.
© Manette Kay
Scripture references for each stanza in sequential order:
- Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2 (Heaven’s power)
- Isaiah 65:24 (Father hears)
- Luke 22:42 (Father plans)
- John 17:11-12, John 17:15 (Father protects)
- 1 Corinthians 15:55-58, Ephesians 6:12 (Father fights)
- Matthew 6:6 (Father sees)
- 1 John 1:9 (Father forgives)
- Hebrews 10:10-14, John 3:16 (Father sanctifies)
- John 17:23 (Father unifies)
- John 17:4, Luke 13:32 (Father glorified)
- 2 Chronicles 7:13-16 (Prayer impact)
If you missed the prayer lesson series, you can read or reread those lessons by clicking the title links below.
• Teach Us to Pray
• Go into Your Closet
• Prayer in the Garden
• Prayers on the Cross
• The Savior’s Longest Prayer—Part 1
• The Savior’s Longest Prayer—Part 2
• The Savior’s Longest Prayer—Part 3
Dear Readers, will you start some ripples from Heaven? Will you take action to make an influence impacting the world?
Dear Father God, what a wonderful plan You put in motion. You are holy and worthy of all adoration. Thank You, Jesus, for your undeserved mercy and forgiveness. Holy Spirit, take our humble yet feeble prayers and transform this world by Your power and might. Begin by changing and bending our own hearts to Your will so that Your name be glorified. Amen.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About section if you want to read more of my story.
Copyright © 2020-2021 Musings of Manette Kay™ All rights reserved. Requests to the author and publisher, Manette Kay, for permission.
Silhouette in the midst of light and ripples in water. Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash.
Scripture quotation added by Manette Kay.
Ripples and raindrops on water. Photo by Michiel van Kaam on Unsplash.