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One day in church,
I voiced my prayer
For a sister
Who sits in front of us, right there.

They gave me the microphone
With all heads bowed.
The small congregation laid on hands,
While I prayed aloud.

I knew that God would work
When I prayed that day,
But I didn’t know how
And in what way.

Then the next Sunday
The tables were turned, you see.
For it was that dear Sister
Who was praying for me.

Things change very quickly,
Downs to ups, ups to downs
As you live your life –
From a big smile to a serious frown.

But I do know this
As I hold His hand,
He will help me trust Him
All the way to Gloryland.

— Charles B. Mayes

Changes © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Our lives can change very quickly.  That’s why we must always trust Jesus Christ daily.

I appreciate what Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:

“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”

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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.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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