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A Love Prayer - Poem for My Husband

Updated on August 12, 2018
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A Reason to Reflect

This poem is for my husband, my love, in honor of the growth of our faith in continued adversity.

We have many emotions and feelings whirling around us, and still, the strength of our faith prevails in an unrelenting storm. Trials are incredible in how they bring us together to grow in the Word of God. I have to say, it is quite the ride, as I am sure you can all relate.

I was driving down a road one night on my way home from a friend’s house enjoying the company of my beautiful daughter. As we drove down a back road later in the evening, the blacktop and yellow line intrigued me. It lit up brightly by the headlights of my car. We rolled along, up to a hill then gently down.

It made me think about life, up and down the hills, our way lighted by God. I look forward to the end of the road when at last we are over that final Hill. We meet Him, our Savior.

After that evening, a poem for my sweet husband came to me as I reflected on our riding of the hills together.

My Love It Stayed and We Prayed

My Love ~ It Stayed ~ And We Prayed

I whispered something

Into your ear,

Somehow thinking it

Would disappear,

But it stayed.


Oh, how I prayed,

But it stayed.


I tried to close my

Eyes so tight.

Quite ready

To put up a fight.

But it stayed.


Oh, how I prayed,

But it stayed.


Searching your eyes

After I told you,

Wanting my love

To make it untrue.


Slowly waiting

For the words to come.

Somehow hoping

You could make it undone.

But it stayed.


Oh, how I prayed,

But it stayed.


Then I saw that look

On your face.

The one that looks

So out of place.


No answer

Could you share with me,

Just the warmth of empathy.


I wanted to yell out

Make it stop!

Take this thing,

That keeps us blocked,

From all the dreams we

Want to share,

And all the feelings of despair,

But they stayed.


Oh, how I prayed,

But they stayed.


At that moment we finally knew.

We had to trust,

And go to you,

So we prayed.


Dear Lord be with us now,

Always help us find a way,

To come to You someway, somehow

To surrender, and quietly pray.


To thank you for the things you’ve done,

Letting us know You are the one,

Who saves,

So we pray.


Give us strength in our weakness Lord,

Shield us with your mighty sword,

So we pray.


Help us slay tempted thoughts in pain,

Of inpatient words,

That can hurt in vain,

Show us, Grace, as we walk with you

Over the next hill,

Where you wait for us your kids! Thank you

© 2012 The Stages Of ME

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    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      The Stages Of ME 

      4 years ago

      Shyron

      Thank you so much. I am glad you liked it. Blessings

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Facinating Kathy, I was so touched.

      Voted up, + and shared.

      Thank you for following me.

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Thank you again you are such an inspiration in your writings as well. I have been so busy with my daughter getting ready to go off to college. I will surely get back to reading more of your beautiful hubs very soon. Peace

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      6 years ago

      Just beautiful! I have missed reading your writings. You truly are a blessing! I wish you health, happiness and much Joy! Shalom my sister. :) Shared and vote up to the Angels and the KING throne.

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Hi time traveler ~ Yes it is a wonder and we are very lucky

      Peace and blessings

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      This was lovely. I empathize with you since both of us have also been through many terrible and life threatening health problems. Yet, here we stand, just as the two of you still stand. Life is a wonder, isn't it?

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      lex thank you :)

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      lex123 

      6 years ago

      A poem from the heart. So beautiful...!

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Thank you again Deborah ~ have a blessed day:)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      The Stages Of ME, This is so BEAUTIFUL! So glad I stopped by! Peace & Blessings!

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Hang in there Debbie ~

      I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. When God slows us down He brings us to such revealed knowledge. I look forward to your future hubs and how God wlll use this time in your lives. Be Blessed

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Than k you nice to meet you. My husband has just been in a bad mmotorcycle accident.I almost lost him..it has been here rough and he has a longtime way to go but God is good..He is taking care of him..

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Debbie ~

      This was a direct heart poem. I have been blessed with a lovely caring husband. As many we have been through some tough physical things and yet God had worked His magic in using our trials to see Gods love even more. Blessing to you and so nice to meet you also.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love this.. You are a fellow christian awesome.. Nice to meet you.. simply beautiful.

      Keep writing from your heart and soul..

      Debbie

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Mekenzie ~

      Thank you :)

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      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful Kathy - Heartfelt and lovely Poetry!

      Hugs

      Mekenzie

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Sparklea ~

      Thank you ~ I find my new writing a ministry. I hope it always inspired for good and it gives me a sense of peace and purpose at this stage in my own life :)

      So I thank you again for your support and kind words~ hugs

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      Sparklea 

      6 years ago

      I think "The Stages Of ME" is so appropriate! You write from your heart. What an inspiration you are to anyone who stumbles across what you share. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      The Stages Of ME 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Laurie~ I write from my heart :)

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      Laurie 

      6 years ago

      So beautiful. This reminds of the song "Praise You in this Storm". I think it's by Third Day. You are a gifted writer.

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