The Disciples’ Prayer – A Poem

My dear blogging friend Bryan Lowe posted some great quotes on discipleship the other day. My favorite was this one from Gilbert K. Chesterton: “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” I have to admit that it hit home a bit because I have not yet attained the Christian ideal, and in part it is because it is difficult. Discipleship has a price; it is a price that is truly a bargain but a price nonetheless. But I refuse to quit trying, because I am “confident of this, that he who began a good work in [me] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NIV).

The Disciples’ Prayer

Help me, dear Jesus,
to keep trying
to never stop following
no matter how difficult the road

Awaken me, O Lord,
as one to be taught
each morning, each day
that I may learn to follow You

Teach me, Holy Spirit,
the gravity of my need
the truth of Your grace
the magnitude of Your love

Blind me, O Lord,
to the obstacles in my way
that I may see only You and
confidently pursue Your ideal for me



Filed under Faith, Jesus, Life, Poetry

5 responses to “The Disciples’ Prayer – A Poem

  1. Beautiful prayer-poem, Linda! Thank you for encouraging us to stay committed to Him! God bless you!


  2. Sissy

    I really believe that there is never attaining our spiritual goals as it is a continuing journey as long as we are in this world. The poem is wonderful and the words remind me of the joy that we have through our relationship with Him and through His love for us.


    • Sissy, I’m so glad you stopped by and appreciated the poem. I agree there are always improvements He can make in us and that it will be “in the day of Christ Jesus” that we will finally attain the goal He has set before us. Let us keep on with the race. Peace, Linda


  3. Amen! A wonderful and heartfelt prayer. Bless you!


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