Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
Rousing rays rise, drill through frowning
clouds. An orb, unused to haste, crawls
like waking sun, haloed with golden glow;
drills through a dark mass, full of blaze
no eye can reach.
It looks right, the sight; smells nice,
the fragrance of spring roses, against
choking stench of blood clots—the stain
of shame, cultured into civilization's
pride. Peace unfurls while darkness flees,
dawn adorns, feting an end of gloom!
Should God turn back from the crimson—
the eternal covenant with his people
through Jesus Christ? What would be left
of earth but a rain of rage? Who can stand
God's anger boil over: clay or rock?
I pledged to pry the times: We're at the gate
of mercy seat; the end apportioned to scourge.
I jerked: Lord, steer footfalls to the throne
of grace, to the mercy seat. Stir fervent pleas
for mercy and help. Prick up the ears to hear,
your hand to bridle the boiling bile as the blood
of eternal redemption cries for a release,
for a restoration of your righteousness upon us.p
Show mercy, Lord, show mercy, for your wrath
burns up the land. More than double our sins!
Who can stand a moment longer? Remember!
Remember the eternal covenant in the blood Jesus!
Celestine S Ikwuamaesi
01 Feb 2021