The act of prayer is surrounded with much mystery
Prayer to God can change the course of history
Men first began to call on God many years ago
This is recorded in Genesis four and 26 you know

I don't know whose prayer to God was the first
Maybe it was for water to quench a mighty thirst
But I thank the Lord that this one paved the way
So many others who followed can to God pray

Saints' prayers are full of odors stored in golden vials
Some are ones I prayed during my troubles and trials
Angels add incense to these prayers of the saints
They are presented to God who never slumbers or faints

At times I've prayed and the Lord answered right away
At times I've prayed and the answer never came my way
But I will keep on praying to God who reigns on high
The answer will come today, tomorrow or bye and bye

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

About the Author

Author of My Walk with the Lord,, various other articles and poems (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military