Jesus Christ

A quad-tanka poem by Shazzar Kallie

Jesus please give me
the courage to do the things
I doubt I can do.
Turn my despair into hope,
and replace my fear with faith.

Speak to me Father.
Renew my mind and set me
free with liberty.
I want to be cleansed of sin,
and saved from carnality.

Give me a praying
spirit that will strengthen me.
The power of prayer
turns trials into triumphs,
and shines light upon darkness.

Pour upon my head
a divine, fresh anointing
of Holy Spirit.
Fill my soul and make me whole.
I can do all things through Christ.

© 1999

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