Saturday, May 16, 2009
A PRAYER FOR THE WIFE OF MY YOUTH
MY ONE TRUE LOVE
With such comfort as time lends,
With such longing as hopes yield,
With such love as tears reveal
-- Hear now our Hope and Desire.
As great and precious promises anchor our souls,
As eternal ties bind us,
As experiences knit us together
-- Grant us true Companionship.
Being strengthened in struggles,
Being tried in trials of faith and will,
Being refined in furnaces of affliction
-- Help us Overcome all.
Together learning through love,
Together stretching through service,
Together growing through giving
-- Make us Instruments in thine Hand.
How we worship thee,
How we understand thee,
How we commune with thee
-- So reveal thyself, thy True Nature.
With experience we truly know thy character,
With yearning we find our true selves,
With true love we see our destiny.
-- Wrap us in the everlasting arms of Thy Love.
Scott L. Vanatter, 24 December 2000 (Christmas Poem for Becky, my Love)