When Does it Count?
I wrote this poem one morning while sitting in bed.
Does a prayer only count when said aloud?
Does a prayer only count when your head is bowed?
Does a prayer only count when you’re on your knees…
In the pew of a church on Christmas Eve?
Does a prayer only count by your bed at night?
Does a prayer only count when your life is right?
Does a prayer only count when you use the right words?
Does a prayer even count when you’re broken and hurt?
Does a prayer only count if you’ve been set free?
Does a prayer work better for you, than for me?
So answer my question: Does a prayer only count…
When you’re down on your knees with your weary head bowed?
The answer is no. A prayer can’t be bound
By the time, or the place, or level of sound
There is a God who loves you; and He sees your heart
He holds your life when you’re falling apart
He says “Come my child; I’ve heard your cry
Be still. Have peace, for you…are mine.”