Lord, I come before you

Open and transparent

My soul is laid bare before You

As long as I cling to sin

Prize it above You

Fail to recognize sin for what it is

Our fellowship is broken

You will not answer my prayers

The prayers of a prideful, unrepentant heart

By when I repent

When I confess my sin

When my heart is broken over that which breaks Your heart

It is then that the breach has been repaired

You once again receive me in Your loving-kindness

Once again our fellowship has been restored

by Susan Wachtel

February 9, 2013

During my devotional time, I’m writing out the Psalms.  Today I was in Psalm 66, verses 13-20, which fueled this poem.

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
19 But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!

Psalm 66:18-20

For some reason…my Five Minute Friday is usually written on Saturday. However, I still wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “LisaJo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.