As I Prayed


This week, a group of friends and I went on a prayer and meditation walk in a local church garden. After a time of much prayer, I started noticing and really appreciating all of the beautiful things around me. Here is a poem I wrote that morning during the walk.

As I Prayed

I saw a red bud tree putting out new leaves
Its days of blooming were passing by,
I saw a blue jay leave its nest
Taking flight in the morning sky.

I saw many things of wonder and beauty
Which readily caught my eye
But then I noticed some other things
That I had been passing by.

I saw a moth resting in the grass
Drying its wings from the morning dew
And I saw the tiniest of purple flowers
As I stopped to tie my shoe.

I saw the handiwork of our Creator
Displayed in so many ways
And I pray I will continue to notice all His beauty
As I go about my day.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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