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A Prayer for my Wife

                           A Prayer for my Wife

Now I’ll tell you all the details if I can keep from sheddin’ a tear
Last night when it got late and really quiet around here 

I got down on my knees, crossed my heart and began to pray
And in the darkness between me and God, here’s what I had to say

I love her so much Lord and I just don’t know what I’d do
I’m afraid that she won’t make it, that’s why I’m coming to you

Here with my heart open, at your mercy down on my knees
I’m begging’ you with every heartbeat, Oh Lord hear my pleas

I don’t know what your plans are or what you have in store
And I know I don’t deserve her and that she deserves much more

And don’t misunderstand Lord, I don’t assume any obligation
For your bounty in our life has exceeded all our expectations

But please allow her to live and me to be a part of that life
And I swear I’ll make this beautiful woman proud to be my wife

And if it’s not in your plans Lord then I pray that you take me instead
Cause’ I can’t live without my love, I’d be better off dead

And no excuses for my past Lord, but I’ll do better than I’ve done
I ask you only this, my lord, in the name of your Son.

I wiped my tears as I said my amen’s and prepared myself to stand
Stepped up next to your bed and began to caress your pretty hand

I stared off into space as all the memories came flooding in
Reliving each and every moment, over and over again

And as the first rays of sunshine, streamed in past the curtain
I felt an overwhelming peace calm my mind and ease the hurtin’

I felt compelled to kiss you so I pressed my lips to your face
And it seemed the room was filled in the beauty of God’s living grace

And you slowly opened your eyes and smiled for me to see
And I knew the Lord my God had given my sweet wife back to me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 7/7/2010 4:08:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your poetry today James. I wish you the best always. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/6/2010 8:21:00 PM
wow,, such a deep write,, lovely...P.D.
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Date: 7/6/2010 7:25:00 PM
sad and awfully painful ordeal to have to endure, but it sounds like you are on the up swing...enjoyed.
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Date: 7/6/2010 1:31:00 PM
Dear James, the torment of not knowing whether your wife would live or die must have been unbearable. How wonderful that she responded to your kiss and God answered your prayers. Very moving poem! Love and blessings to you and your wife, Carolyn
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Date: 7/6/2010 12:41:00 PM
I love the honest, plain language you use in this, it conveys the message really well. Nice work! -Laura
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