I came to sit with heavy heart,
Weighted down with cares.
Exhausted from the daily fight,
I need a place of prayer.
I've found a little quiet spot,
 Removed from noise and din,
Where nothing can disturb me here,
Save my own thoughts and Him.

The world it seems so very still,
Sun casts a golden glow.
I struggle still to leave my thoughts,
To let my burdens go.

Then it comes, so small at first,
A whisper in the trees,
A gentle blowing of the wind,
Swaying bough and leaves.
The place around me comes to life,
As flowers dance and play.
Grass and weed at once join in,
This frolicking display.

The wind it blows across my face,
In gentle sweet caress.
My cares are slowly washed away,
My heart and soul refreshed.
I close my eyes and deeply breathe.
Block out all else but this…
When God draws near upon the wind,
To bring me His sweet Kiss.

The tenderness I feel in Him,
The softness of His touch,
Leaves me struck in humble awe,
That One could love so much.

A God so great and powerful,
All earth cannot contain,
Does not look down with haughty eyes,
With harsh looks or disdain.
On such a poor and lowly soul,
Extends His hand of Grace,
To reach down to the least of these,
And kiss me on the face.

-Marie Morrow
The beautiful sun shines hot and bright 365 days out of the year. Yet how often do we take the time to notice? When’s the last time you thought, “Wow, look! The sun is shining today. God must love me.” Yet despite our apparent lack of appreciation, the sun continues to shine each day, providing food, heat, gravity, and all that is needed to support life.  Likewise the light of God’s love shines on us every day, surrounding our lives with warmth and beauty.

On the contrast however, one bright moon on a dark night seems to attract a lot more attention. My kids will say, “Wow! Look at the moon.” It peeks out from behind a cloud and we take notice. Is it not true in much of life? The daily joys and beauties that surround us barely catch our notice. But the light that shines through the darkness captivates our hearts.

God’s love is always shining, in the day and in the night, 365 days a year. Don’t forget to look. Step out into the sunshine and let God’s light smile on you.

Do you want to know where your prayers have gone?
The ones that you prayed last night.
When you poured our your heart before His throne,
And pleaded for help in my plight. 

You had prayed so hard that I would be healed.
The answer, it seems, didn’t come.
Had He closed His heart to your earnest prayer?
Or doesn’t He hear every one.

He gathered your prayers up into His arms,
And mixed them with His own tears.
Creating a mixture of purest Love,
And brought it to ease all my fears. 

He came to me in my room last night,
And He tenderly stroked my hair.
He poured the elixir to heal my soul,
In answer to your dearest prayer.

The pain didn’t seem so bad just then,
And the night not quite so long.
The joy of His presence that filled my room,
Then filled my heart with it’s song. 

I truly believe I am richly blessed,
As I bask in Heavenly glow.
The treasures I find in affliction’s cave
Are more than the richest can know.

Do you want to know where your prayers have gone?
Believe me, they’re never in vain..
They return with courage, comfort & faith,
And shower down on me like rain.

So please don’t give up in your prayers for me,
Although I’m not healed right away.
He answers your prayers in the way He knows best.
And gives me His grace for today.

                                                  --Maria Morrow