Daily Archives: May 11, 2014

In Prayer

I Raise My Palms

by Susan Irene Fox

Illness, struggle, troubles advance.

Desperate for a fighting chance

I shake my fists in grief, despair,

I raise my palms to you in prayer.

 

In sun or rain I used to dance

but storms, they drowned my confidence.

With you my doubts I used to share.

I raise my palms to you in prayer.

 

God, take my doubt, my trust enhance;

let me find your sweet evidence.

Lord, to you I lay my heart bare.

I raise my palms to you in prayer.

 

You grow the flowers and the plants,

You feed the birds with just a glance;

I see that you are everywhere –

I raise my palms to you in prayer.

 

Your whole creation still enchants.

Your love, it fills the wide expanse –

and I surrender, now aware.

I raise my palms to you in prayer.