Back To The Morning


Back To The Morning

When I lay my head down at night
I think back to the morning
In Love’s pure light.

To the time I read Your Word.
And I prayed for the day.
I know You’d heard.

Sitting by the window with light shining in,
Lift up my prayers
What a Way to begin.

Letting Your Word stir my heart,
Even though we
Might seem apart.

                                         Then prayer for those near and far.                                        And a meditative heart
About those who’ve crossed the bar.

When I lay my head down for the final time,
It will then be there – Morning.
It will be sublime.

                                     — Charles B. Mayes

 Back To The Morning © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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In the morning, it’s great to meet with the Lord through His Word and prayer, but as the day wears on, many times, we forget being in that quiet time.  As night is upon us, we can think and feel as we did in the morning, becoming close to the Lord again, and that is so wonderful!

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This poem and others are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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