Today, I want to share a poem/prayer I wrote
in response to an anonymous poem called, "Stray."
Because of Jesus, no one is a stray.
I pray this prayer
roots you in truth, right identity, and fresh grace.
You are loved.
"Though I've been abandoned, discarded, unclaimed,
You sought me and found me, adopted, reclaimed.
Not one of my moments has slipped through Your hands.
I'm not a surprise in Your perfect plan.
No longer orphaned, unwanted, unseen,
You wrote my name in permanent ink.
You drew a line, a line in the sand.
Inscribed it in blood, the love of The Lamb.
It can't be revoked, removed, or undone,
The Lamb who was slain conquered and won.
Depression must bow, despair must retreat.
Shame has been pierced, it falls at Your feet.
I’m not the tail, less than, or beneath.
You lift me, and love me, Your joy is unleashed.
You're my Forever Father, my Forever Home.
I walk in my Son-ship, I'm never alone.
Hope is my future, my new normal, my breath.
Because I am Yours, I'm favored and blessed.
IN JESUS NAME I PRAY THESE WORDS.
No one to turn to, no place to go
Abandoned by parents whom it did not know
IT prayer every day, every night, to be saved
To be given the love and the care that it craves
It has no way to fill the hole in its heart
It is destined to be hated and to be torn apart
It has no identity, no name by which it's been shown
It battles depression, loneliness, strife
And sometimes it wishes to take its own life
There is no hope for this pitiful stray
Nowhere it belongs, no place to stay