May 14, 2020 at 3:01 pm #112467
I wrote this pretty long poem today while praying, and I felt like God is speaking through me (please don’t get me wrong, by no means claim my poem to be holy!). The original Hebrew poem was of course much better than the translation, with meter and rhyme. Anyway, I do think that God wants me to share it with others. If I encouraged even one of you, I’ve done my job 🙂
A prayer poem – Please
Be for me a source of peace and calm
Oh my supreme father, a God full of mercy
Oh my supreme father, you are a pure love,
Be inside me a spring of living waters
Father, please help me to thank all the time
So I would never complain for anything
And I will be happy, always, because complaining is a sin
Just help me to thank for everything there is
That happiness will fill me every day, please
And my joy will come only from you, God
Not from meaningless smoke, from the lies of Hell
But only from prayer, salvation and life
Father, give me the strength to be faithful
To be close to you like a belt to your waists
Father, give humility to my stubborn heart
To repent and confess my sins
The power to throw everything in my life
That does not glorify your name and holiness
Please give it to me lord, my Messiah, my God
So I will always dwell with you
Give me faith to remember in nights and days
That all those who respect and obey you have promises
That you’ll never, never abandon me
And that I’ll not lack blessings from your hands
Father, open my heart, that is deceitful above all things,
To absorb and accept your holy will
Please give me the strength to make for you the way
To be a slave to you, please be my head
And I surely know that a trouble will be
And in a day of temptation, please give me the courage
To obey you in any persecution that might come, please,
And to remember that you are sovereign
Please protect me from being like the Satan
That fell from the Heavens due to his pride
And remind me that in grace you came to me
And purify my heart and fill it with humility
Father, give me the patience to wait for you
Not to run and jump without your approval and blessing
To deeply absorb your holy will
And to obey you whatever comes, please
Father, give me the strength to give you
My life as a pure burnt offering
With my body, with my tongue, when I speak
To dedicate all my heart and strength only to you
To do for your name my acts and deeds
To make my paths straight according to the wisdom
Because the beginning of wisdom is the respect of the LORD
My deeds will be like an offering of frankincense to you
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.May 27, 2020 at 1:37 pm #113883Dakota@dakota
@eitan I’m so glad I found this. Thank you so much for posting this. 🙂
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.May 27, 2020 at 2:24 pm #113886
I’m so glad God used my words to encourage you! 😀
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.May 27, 2020 at 6:41 pm #113900Livi Ryddle@anne_the_noob14
A very good poem! Even if I can’t translate it back to Hebrew and enjoy its meter/rhyme then, I love it with this more of a free-verse feel 😀
~Sir Nicholas BeauvalletMay 28, 2020 at 3:05 am #113927
Thank you! 😀
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.May 28, 2020 at 7:52 am #113932Emberynus The Dragonslayer@emberynus-the-dragonslayer
Beautiful!!! I love it. This makes me wish even more that I could read Hebrew.
This is such a beautiful and meaningful piece. Thank you for posting it. It’s something we could all pray in our daily lives.
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.May 28, 2020 at 8:31 am #113936
Thank you so much!! I’m so glad God used it to encourage and help you 😀
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.May 29, 2020 at 8:29 am #114038Evelyn@evelyn
@eitan How beautiful. I only wish I could do it the justice of being about to read and comprehend it in it’s original language. 🙂May 29, 2020 at 10:55 am #114040
Thank you so much!!
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.June 1, 2020 at 12:25 pm #114192
You asked me how am I doing. The general answer – I’m excellent! The detailed – well, yesterday I wrote this poem, after I’d had some hard hours, and in the end, God taught me a very important lesson.
By the way, your care and love are really touching. You showed me how Christians should care for their brethren. Thank you so much!
I remember one of the advises you gave me – that the silence of God doesn’t mean that he doesn’t hear me – and that you were praying for me. Well, yesterday God answered your prayers.
I also want you two to know that I were praying for you every day from the time you helped me. I didn’t know really what do you need, but I prayed that God will help you to become like him, walk in the example he showed to us all, and continue in your amazing love and care for the brethren. I were also daily praying for those who I know are writing a book right now – @daeus-lamb , @claire-h , @katja-r and @beth-20 . If I already say, I’ll say everything 😀
I wrote this poem in Hebrew, of course, and in the original it had meter and rhyme. Of course I lost it in the translation, and my English isn’t good enough to write artistically good poems anyway, but if I’ll encourage even one of you to trust Him even when you feel in the dumps and don’t think your prayer has any meaning, then I’ve done my job. I will be also very happy for grammatical and lexical corrections!
All the Biblical references are taken from the ESV.
And I know – I’m terrible in choosing names for my poems.
The trial of the heart-clouds
When I was painful and isolated from you,
When I felt forsaken, depressed and far,
And my weary heart heavily limped,
Trying to drag itself to a prayer,
When all happiness left my soul,
And I was abandoned by the love I had had at first –
You said to me gently, your Holy spirit whispered to me:
”Eitan, go on a walk around the neighborhood”.
And you slowly untied the tongue of my heart,
And cleaned me from the filth of my guilt.
I was trying in essence to pray,
But my heart still was confused and sad.
Then you said to me: ”Eitan, my beloved child,
Open your ears, listen to me,
For my words will restore the calm to your heart,
And give you peace – if you will listen to me.
I gave you this temptation, my little son,
So you will learn how to stand against the Satan.
And so, you will be a tree that yields its fruit in its season,
And that its obedience does not rely on the wavering heart.
You know from your past experience
That I had always seen, heard and answered you.
Your eye will not always see it immediately,
But truly, you shall not want, for I am your shepherd!
And God, the righteous, YHWH, the holy,
Gave peace and calm to my soul.
Even when clouds will invade my heart,
I will lift up my head, I will sing in prayer.
YHWH my shepherd will answer my prayer,
Even though I will not necessarily feel and see it.
He will give me the strength to willingly obey,
And to always trust in his sovereign power.
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.
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