Spiritually Speaking Pearl Harper Dear Lord, this is what I want to say The joy that comes from the love I give, and the love that comes from you, Will always fill my life with glee and help me see it through. You show me hope each day-with love, I give my thanks to you each time I kneel to pray. When I fall short of who I am you put me back on track; I feel your arms and gentle hands that pat me on the back and there’s no time from dusk to dawn that I forget your love; I see it in the darkest clouds and in the stars that shine above. I hear it in a caring voice; I smell it in a flower. I know you’re with me all the time, yes hour after hour. The joy that comes from the love I give is the greatest of all things-except for that which you give back and all that prayer brings. This beautiful poem was written by Dianne Cogar. The title was so fitting, a letter to “Dear Lord”. A big secret concerning prayer is to be caught up meaning having a daily prayer life. I know this is something we all grow slack concerning at some time in our life. Something I heard someone say years ago has always stayed with me, “Prayer is the breath of life and without breath we die,” -spiritually speaking of course. Our Lord’s desire is to have communication with His creatures, His creation. He doesn’t intrude, but I believe when we call on Him, He meets us over half-way. There’s a song that states, “He comes running.” Our Lord isn’t hard to get in contact with. You know how you long to hear from your family, your friends and especially a child you are worried about- think of how our Heavenly Father fells when He doesn’t hear from us. I know some of you have heard this many times but I think there are so many people right now that need to know how easy it is to call on God for help. God’s Son Jesus Christ is now ready to make intercession for us. Hebrews 9:24 (NIV) explains to us how after His ascension Christ entered into the heaven to appear in the presence of God for us: Verse 28, “So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” God didn’t just send us His Son to be our Redeemer, He was sent to be a healer. Isaiah 53 says it well, “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.” Read the whole chapter. You will never wonder how much He loves you and me. Take time to talk to Him, He will listen. God Bless.