(Luke 11:9 & 10)

God's never too busy to answer our prayer,
no matter how small it may be.
He's willing and able our burdens to bear;
all our cares laid on Him sets us free.
God wants for His children to grow every day
more confident, trusting, reliant.
His ear is on every small thing that we say:
In His will, with our prayers He's compliant.

A child never worries that what he demands
is silly, or too small to voice.
So boldly he comes, and before us commands,
and to answer he leaves little choice.
Sometimes we're too busy to listen right then,
and try to ignore his loud crying;
or maybe we tell him to come back again,
or we don't even bother replying.

A child is relentless: he'll keep up his quest.
He'll pester until we give in.
He knows what he wants, and he'll not let it rest:
with persistence, he finally will win.
But God is not like us: He wants us to ask.
He listens to all we are saying.
He'll not turn away, for His patience is vast.
No. The Lord loves to hear His saints praying.

Luke chapter eleven, verse nine and verse ten
Says, "Ask, and most surely you'll find.
Just knock, and the door will be opened right then.
If you seek Him, you'll find peace of mind."

Christ bids us to come; let our thoughts be made known.
Our prayers to our Lord let's be sending.
He's waiting and watching right there by His throne,
and His ear to our voice He'll be bending.

© Helen Dowd.

Helen Dowd enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of  52 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. Her writings can be found on her website: www.occupytillicome.com.