Right Where I Was
I didn’t go down
To that altar to pray.
I prayed in the pew,
But was touched
By God today.
He meets me
Right where I am,
Wanting, crying to
Be close to Him.
Feeling His power,
Feeling His love,
No, I didn’t go down
To that altar to pray,
But I felt His presence
In Church that day.
— Charles B. Mayes
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