Riding on the wings of a dove are
conversations whispered in earnest
words presented to the father
in form of a prayer
Single notes etched on pieces of paper
ferried on the bus of expectation
delivering a treasured note
all wrapped up in the essence of prayer
reciting a vision of hope
all laid out bare
Riding on the winds of a dove
whispers sent forth to the heavens above
words, carefully wrapped up in love
presented to God in form of a prayer
Remi Banjo ©January 2008
Today, on sensing the breakthrough of a new dawn, my eyes fluttered opened to the beauty of a new morn. From my lips came the words "Good morning Lord, Good morning Holy spirit, I thank you for the gift of a brand new day".
Still drowsy with sleep, it was barely a whisper, I could hardly hear myself, but to God, it was so loud and clear, I instantly felt at peace. As I lay there, I thought, there is power in the simple, soft, yet childlike act of whispering, that itself is the reality, nature and the beauty of prayer.
When most people whisper, it's usually ferried on by the voice of intimacy. Imagine a couple in a romantic setting, having a meal for example, whispering sweet things into each other's ear. They share thoughts, dreams, ideas and much more, that are not meant for anyone else's ears!
Likewise, when we whisper into God's ear, we are sharing with Him thoughts that are meant for His ears only. We are exercising confidence in Him, trusting Him with our secrets.
Prayer is a major element in a believer's life. Every single aspect of our day should be wrapped up in the essence of whispered prayers. Why? Because prayer brings the power of God into our work, which means we will not toil effortlessly as described in James 5:16 "Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much".
Part b of this verse reads "the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" The dictionary describes avail as thus "to be of use or value to; profit; advantage: "
From that description, it's safe to say that, if we want God to be of value in our daily lives, or if we want to profit from His divine intervention or to take advantage of being a child of God, we should embrace and incorporate the reality of prayer every step of the way.
Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of". Imagine that!
Behind the power of prayer, lies the intimate whispers we deliver, constantly, in the Father's ears.
Whisper in every season, with every reason, He always listens.
Have a wonderful time whispering the contents of your heart to the ears of the our God, one who truly matters, the one that can make a difference; whilst making Him famous as you live out the realities of your today.
Remi Banjo ©January 2008