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A Young Faith's Prayer: a short poem

Updated on June 3, 2014

art & poetry by Brian Loewer

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A Young Faith's Prayer: a poem

I'm laying in this bed, with a burden on my chest.
My body isn't tired, but my soul can get no rest.
I'm looking at the ceiling, and all I see is dark.
I want your light to burn, but I need a spark.

Don't let my fire dwindle, don't let it fade away.
I'm rolling off my sheets and on the floor I'll pray:
Why'd you let them go? Did they have to leave that way?
In the end there's victory, but will they see the day?

My heart is for the lost; my soul is safe I know.
I need your understanding; I want my faith to grow.
I want to be your tool, so people come to you.
So send me people searching, looking for what's true.

I know there are people wondering the reasons for this life.
I know there are people pondering why they stay alive.
When they start questioning, "Should I take my life?"
Send your spirit rushing in, and help them through the night.

I know that there's a God as I look up to the sky.
Even with my doubts, I know that you're alive.
Let me share this truth, and help people through their struggles.
You've guaranteed to hold us up, not lift us from our troubles.



© 2012 Brian M. Loewer All rights reserved.

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    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks so much Crystar!

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      Crystar 

      6 years ago

      Hey there LVidoni5! Great work. I voted up. God bless you.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Jinny- thank you for the great comment. Though it was six months ago :) I couldn't agree with you more. You have such great perspective. Blessings my friend

      Verita- Thank you for the warm wishes. It's very true, we can always call on him. You too Verita, Take care. Thanks for reading

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      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

      " My heart is..what's true"...I loved it, Brian.

      Well, God is always there for us. May God bless you and your loved ones, Brian. Take care. Keep smiling ;)

      Best Wishes, V

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      JinnyMarte 

      7 years ago

      I can absolutely relate to what you're saying. We can still struggle or fall after being saved. That is the way to become holy. I've had moments in my life where i question everything I have advanced and ponder if i am walking the right path and doing the right thing, following the right faith. But God always smiles at me as the great father He is and meets me half way. Those times are really big for me and they make everything else fade away. Each and every time He fills me up and sends me forward. I would be nothing without Him in my life.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I have no problem sharing times of trial... I guess it's just a matter of organizing the words. Thank you, even though I feel I'm far from courageous. Some of my writings represent my desire and passions, but my life is another story. I don't want to represent myself as someone has completely figured it out with God... I often find myself fallen back into the same spots and questioning my faith. I just want to be honest about my walk so people can know it's normal to struggle even after being saved. Though I understand if we truly give everything up to God and accept his mercy we have the ability to overcome all things. It's a slow process and easy to lose ground, but if we constantly pursue God he will meet us at whatever stage we're in.

      Jinny sounds like a great song, I'll have to check it out

      And to anyone else who is reading this I highly recommend, "The Pursuit of God" by A.W. Tozer. It's a life changing book.

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      JinnyMarte 

      7 years ago

      And yet when all seemed to be darkness you managed to find your way into his arms and overcome. You're very courageous if you ask me. And though I do not have details of your struggles for I know they must be really personal, I can truly feel your yearning. There is a song by Leanne Squier from Glory of Zion Ministries that says "Darkness cannot cancel the light, darkness cannot comprehend it".

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      JinnyMarte- very true. Life's a lot harder if we don't recognize the good with the difficult. I wrote this when I was trying to hold onto every ounce of hope I had when it seemed darkness was crashing all around me.

      CJamesIII- Good point. That's a great reminder that we don't have to go through trials alone. I appreciate the compliments from a seasoned writer as yourself... thanks for the encouragement!

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      CJamesIII 

      7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Rather than accepting that we have weakness, which we all do, I would rather say that on those most challenging days we are not alone. (Footprints) :) Great poetry, keep writing!

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      JinnyMarte 

      7 years ago

      I guess long night stages can be easier if we learn to identify the stars among them... :-)

      We just learn to pay attention cause even if the moon cannot be seen at least one star will always twinkle...

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I'm glad these words can have such an impact. Sometime's it seems like our night stages will never end. Giving up our worries to God and accepting our weakness is the only way to truly feel at peace.

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      JinnyMarte 

      7 years ago

      My spirit was quickened and deeply moved by this poem. It is an amazing feeling to experience Him and it feels glorious when we know that He is carrying us, sometimes through the night, sometimes through a whole lifetime. Thank you for letting Him use you. You have moved me to the point of tears with this.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you so much for both the comments. The encouragement means alot!

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      Poohgranma 

      7 years ago from On the edge

      A beautiful open letter to God that many readers can benefit from if they listen with their hearts.

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      bayareagreatthing 

      7 years ago from Bay Area California

      Beautiful poem. I look forward to reading more from you :D

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