Reading Acts 4.

                               Willfully Surrendered

English: folio 11 recto of the codex with the ...

English: folio 11 recto of the codex with the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And when they prayed,
in those early days, in that often-blessed city,
the place shook, and they knew it.
They were bold as they spoke.
Whether beneath a roof of thatch and green, as in Gospel,
or in open air,
or in some fortified Church,
evil fled, prayer was powerful.
In seeking God’s will, prayer engaged all–
everyone of them.
Not blessings, nor gifts sought, nor we-built-up,
but His will earnestly asked,
they moved to surrender.
Let us act on your word too.
Joy in the Word!
Let quiet, peace, fill us anew.

(c) Tom Bolton, 23 September 2013, in the Third ward


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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