An Answer To Prayer


An Answer to Prayer

We pray about many things,
Some for us, some for others,
Seeking an answer to prayer
So we can have our druthers.

Sometimes we don’t receive
Our answer right away.
Sooner, might be the answer
To others as their stay.

Someone prays for a bike
And we have one to give.
Someone prays for food,
And we help them live.

Someone prays for a computer
And we know how to fix.
Someone prays for helping hands
And we have two to pitch.

For receiving an answer –
But being an answer –
Double blessed.

As an answer to prayer,
God through us to strive,
Making us spiritually
Very much, Alive.
(Acts 20:35)

                              — Charles B. Mayes

An Answer To Prayer © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

How you ever been the answer to someone’s prayer?  What a blessing!

You are the answer to my prayer as you read this blog.

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Other poems 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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