CHRISTIAN POEMS AND DEVOTIONALS FOR THE SEARCHING AND WEARY- CHRIST WASHES THE FEET DISCIPLES
SELECT FROM LIST BELOW A POEM, PRAYER, OR A TESTIMONY TO READ BY CLICKING ON THE TAB BELOWCROSS OF THORNS, JESUS BLOOD SAVESTHE LAST SUPPER, HOLY COMMUNION, BREAD AND WINE LENTEN - BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUSTHE WAY OF THE CROSS, PONTIUS PILATE AND CROWN OF THORNSCONTACT PAGEJESUS DIED ON EASTER CROSSCROWN OF THORNSGOOD FRIDAY FREE POEMEASTER JOY FREE POEMHOLY WEEK BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGSPENTECOST HOLY SPIRIT IN MEWHAT IS THIS CROSS I BEAR? BE HUMBLEPICTURES OF JESUS' AGONY IN THE GARDEN AND JUDAS KISS OF BETRAYALEASTER DAY INSPIRATIONAL POETRY, INSPIRATIONAL WORDSCHRIST ROSE FROM DEATHEASTER PICTURES - RESURRECTION OF JESUS, EASTER SUNDAYCHRISTIAN HOPECAN I HOPE IN JESUSPRECIOUS JESUS TAKE MY HANDCHRISTIAN JOYJOY AND HOPE POEMSMental anguish, worry, shame, Why me God, mental depression, depressedPOEM - LITTLE BABY JESUSBETHLEHEM, BIRTH HOME OF JESUS POEMINDEX OF CHRISTMAS WEB PAGESLETTER TO JESUSSO BEAUTIFUL OLD PAINTING AND POEM ABOUT JESUS BIRTHPOEM JESUS THE LAMB - CHRISTMAS PICTURESPOEM BIRTH OF JESUS NAVITITY SCENESEND A LOVE LETTER TO GODWISEMEN THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS - WISEMEN THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, GIFTS OF WISEMEN AT JESUS BIRTHMEDIEVAL BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE BIRTH OF JESUSHARK THE HERALD ANGELSFLIGHT TO EQYPT OF THE HOLY FAMILYHARVEST TIME ON THANKSGIVING DAY - FOR A GREAT HARVEST - BLESS FOODTHANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER, THANKS GOD FOR YIOUR BLESSINGSFREE - NO COST - SO CLICK ON A TAB BELOW AND OBTAIN HELPFORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE SINOVERWHELMED,WITH LIFE,I AM LOSING, MY FAITHBAD THOUGHTS GO AWAYPRAYER FOR A SICK CHILD, PLEASE GOD HEAL MY SICK BABYGLORIES OF HEAVENSICK FRIEND IN NEED OF HEALING PRAYER - HAVE MERCY LORD HEAL MY FRIENDWHEN THINGS GO WRONGFORGIVE ME LORD, HEAL ME,CLOSER WALK WITH JESUSWORDS OF INSPIRATIONGIFTS OF HOLY SPIRITPOEMS ON HEAVENHOPE IN FAITH, WALK IN FAITHSHOULD I SHOP ON SUNDAYADULT BEDTIME PRAYERAFTER MY DIVORCE ADVISEBE HUMBLE, BE BOLDI LACK SELF-ESTEEMVISION OF A FULL CUPCOME HOLY SPIRIT POEMSGOD'S STRONG ARM MIRACLEMORNING PRAYERGOD TOUCH MEWORK FOR GOD - MINISTRYSPIRITUAL DISCERNMENTCOME JESUS MY SONSHINE TAKE MY HEART POEMTERMINALLY ILL DEATH PRAYER FOR THE MERCY OF GODSUPPORT FAMILY MEMBERS IN NEED, GOD SAYS DO ITMOTHER, I MISS YOUIN THE HANDS OF JESUSVOICE OF GOD, POEMSPEACE OF MINDMIRACLES & TESTIMONIESWORDS OF ENCOUAGEMENTSURRENDER TO JESUSBIBICAL PROMISES OF GODGODLY WORDS OF WISDOMWHY MUST I SUFFER?ANGRY WITH GOD?fLUKEWARM BELIEVERS?SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENTWELCOME, GOD OF POWER - A CALL FROM GOD TO SERVE!HUMOROUS POEMSWHY AM I LIVING?HOLY LIFE, I SEEK TO LIVEHEALING PRAYERBE A GOOD SAMARITANIS SATAN ALIVE & REAL?GOD'S GIFT OF ASSURANCEFINDING THE RIGHT WORKENCOURAGING QUOTESWHEN GOD SAYS NOSEEK GOD, GOD IS SPIRITRELIGIOUS QUOTESWILL I GO TO HEAVEN?HOLY SPIRT COME VISIT MELIVE HOLY LIFE POEMGOD HAVE YOUR OWN WAY, LORD JESUSGOD IS AWESOMEFORGIVE ME LORD!INPOWER MY OUTREACHTRUST AND OBEYWANT TO SERVE GODCAN I TRUST GOD?GOD IS SPIRITPICTURES OF JESUS WITH HIS MOTHER - MADONNA WITH CHILD FREE PICTURESMUST I SUFFER? LEG AMPUTATED- GOD WHY I SUFFERING?I NEED INNER STILLNESSJOY AND HAPPINESS FILL ME, GOD SHOWER YOUR JOY BLESSINGS ON ME, COME SWEET JESUSPAGE YET TO BE WRITTENAROUND THE THANKSGIVING TABLE THANKSGIVING DAY PRAISE GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGSFUNERAL PRAYER, GIFT OF LIFE, FRIEND DIED, CHRISTIAN POEM, SORROW,WHEN OLSTERS AND HANDICAPED ARE DEPENDENT ON OUR CHILDRENPRAYER BLANKET POEM, POWER OF PRAYER,HOW DO YOU USE YOUR CHRISTIAN ZEAL ENERGY FORCE? GOD GUIDE AS I NEED GODWEDDING POEM, FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY FOR BOND AND LOVEI'M, NOT PERFECT, SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESSDO YOU WANT INNER PEACE WITH YOU?A VISION OF POWER OF PRAYER - A SINNER'S PRAYERPRAYER FOR TERMINALLY ILL, COME JESUS STOP PAINORDAINED MINISTERS BE DEVOUT AND TRUE TO YOUR CALLINGMORTAL SIN - DEATH AND HELL - COME TO JESUS BE REDEEMED FROM HELLLORD HELP ME, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, DELIVER MEI NEED MORE OF GOD'S GRACE!SEEK GOD'S WISDOM, CHRISTIAN HOPE, GOD'S GUIDENESS,PRAISE GOD, HOLY SPIRIT TEACH ME TO PRAISE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRITSEEK INNER STILLNESS WITH GOD WHEN FACING ALL PROBLEMSBIBLE HOLDS THE KEY, READ OFTEN FOR STRENGTHIS THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE ME AS JESUS PROMISED? POEMPOEM HEALING PRAYER FOR MY WIFE WHO IS ILLPOEM HEALING PRAYER FOR MY HUSBAND WHO IS ILLPOEM HEALING FOR MY FATHER WHO IS ILLMOTHER IS ILL - POEM OF HEALING THE SICK - PRAYER FOR SICK MOTHER. GOD HEAL MOMWHEN YOU DIE WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL? FREE POEMSEEKING TO FIND GOD POEMSGOD SEARCH, POEM ABOUT GOD, HELP GOD, WAY OF GOD, FIND GODCHRISTIAN MINISTRY POEMSDO YOU HAVE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST WITHIN YOUPOEM TO A DECEASED FRIEND OR BROTHER. I MISS YOUI DON'T GO TO CHURCH REGULARY,. IS THAT OK WITH GOD ?INSPIRING STORY ABOUT COVETING GOD'S WONDERFUL GRACEJESUS COME HEAL ME, YES, PLEASE COME NOW POEMI'M ROWING FOR JESUS TO GOD'S PLAN FOR MEHONOR YOUR FATHER & MOTHER, CALL TODAYDO NOT MISS A MINISTRY CALLING OR LET IT GO UNHEEDEDLET ME BE A LIVING FIRE TO YOUR GLORY GODA CALL FROM GOD FOR NEW POETS AND WRITERSPRAY TO GOD, THE POWER OF GOD, WAYS TO PRAY, - PRAYER REQUEST,NEED A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, HOLY SPIRIT GIFTSBEWARE CULTURE DECLARING GOD IS DEAD, GOD SEES AND GOD KNOWS YOUR SINSBE A GOOD SAMARITAN -HELP OTHERS IN NEEDHAS GOD GIVEN YOU PARTIAL OF FULL POWER IN YOUR MINISTRY?PEACE WITH GOD, COMFORT AND JOY, GOD OF PEACE, PEACE OF MIND, GOD AND PEACECAN CHRISTIAN BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS WORLD?FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE SINNED, SWEET JESUSHOLY INSPIRATION FILL ME WITH WISDOMGOD HELP ME WITH LIFE PROBLEMS & SPIRITUAL WARFARE - PROTECT MESEEK FIND WORK FOR GOD IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OR MISSION FIELDIS GOD IN CONTROL OF EVENTS IN MY LIFE?DO YOU NEED GOD'S DIRECTION IN YOUR LIFE?GOD LEAD ME FROM TEMPTATION TO SIN - GOD FORGIVE MEGRANDPA'S ADVISE TO GRANDSON ON JESUS IS GOD IN SPIRIT WORLD OF GOOD AND EVILPRAYER TO GOD REVEAL THE GLORY OF GOD - GOD SAVES THE SINNERSHAVE PATIENCE - BE OBEDIENT TO GOD'S WILL- WAY OF GOD -ADVENT SEASON POEM OF HOPE THROUGH JESUS'S BIRTHDOCTOR SAID, TERMINAL LIFE IS ENDING - HEAVEN SENT ON WAY TO HEAVEN - HELP ME LORD JESUSCHRISTIAN GOD, YOU TOUCH ME PLEASE FOR GOD IS REAL AND ALIVEWHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE,GET DIRECTION ON SEACHING FOR GOD'S WILLGODLY ANNOINTED CHURCH REVIVAL FOR LOST SOULS - USE US GOD JESUSSOUL LOST PRAYER TO GOD, AWAKE MY SOUL HELP LOST SOULS FIND GOD - GOD SAVE MEDON'T UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEINGS BUT GOD IS AWESOME - GOD AND CREATIONWALK IN LIGHT, THE REDEEMER, GUIDE ME REDEEMER CHRIST JESUSPEACE OF GOD - A MOTHERS LOVE - MOTHERS CARE AND ITS LEGACY IN A MOTHERS POEMANXIETY DEPRESSION - HELP ME LORD JESUSHAVE I LOST MY FIRST LOVE - MY LOVE FOR GODPRINCIPLES OF GOD FOR REVIVAL FOR YOUR LOCAL CHURCHGOD HELP ME I AM DEPRESSED - STORM OF LIFEYOU HURT ME - BACK AWAY FROM ANGUISH, WANT LOVE AT FOUNTAIN OF LOVE POEMGOD GIVE ME A LISTENING HEART OF CHRISTIAN LOVE, COMPASSION AND MERCY FOR OTHERSSOME TEACHERS ARE SICK IN MIND,TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO DENY GOD AS SPIRITMY SIN IS TOO BIG TO BE FORGIVEN, HAVE MERCY LOVE OF GOD, HEAL ME,DEATH BED, TERMINALLY ILL POEM - GO TO HEAVEN, COME JESUSSEARCH FOR WISDOMWORKER FOR GOD WALK THE MEEK AND HUMBLE ROADPARABLE ABOUT THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFEHOW CAN I STOP MY HABITUAL SIN ? GIVE ME LIFEMAD AT GOD, GOD WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR GOD I NEED YOUI WANT JESUS TO TOUCH MY LIFE SO I CAN WITNESSNEED DIRECTION IN USING THE TALENTS GOD HAS GIVEN MEPRAYER FOR THE SICK, TESTIMONY WITNESS, POWER OF GOD, PRAYER REQUESTSFIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, LORD JESUS, MY REDEEMER LIVESHIDDEN RESENTMENTS, CAUSE ILL WILL - GRUDGESAFTER DEATH LIFE, WHAT AFTER DEATH, CHRISTIAN STORY, VISIONCALLED TO SERVE GOD, OUTREACH MINISTRYTHE LIVING GOD BREATHE ON ME BREATHE OF GOD SONGBE A WARRIOR FOR GOD IN THE SPIRITUAL WAR FOR SOULSTHE HOLY BIBLE PROMISES FROM GOD IN BIBLE SCRIPTURES,FIRE IN BELLY ZEAL NEEDED FOR OUR MINISTRYI'M WRONG, DEAD WRONG, I NEED GOD AND THE WAY OF GOD, YES, GODS LOVE, GOD HEAL ME.IMPORTANCE OF NEED TO STUDY OLD TESTAMENT TO UNDERSTAND CHRISTIANITYI, SHUDDER, AT FRAGILE NATURE OF LIFELORD JESUS, CHRIST REDEEMER WHO DIED FOR OUR SINSPRAYER TO GOD UNCTION HELP FROM GOD FOR CHRISTIAN WORKMY WALK WITH GOD TOO SLOW, LORD JESUS HELP MEGOD IS SPIRIT AND CONTROLS EARTH LIFEREMEMBRANCE - RELIVE PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF LIFE EXPERINCESBE A GOOD EXAMPLE HOW TO FIND GOD TO OTHERSTURN ANGER TO PITY WHEN RUDEFULLY HURTGARDEN OF PRAYER, THE HIDDEN GARDEN,CAN YOU EARN YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN THRU GOOD WORKS?GODLY SHORT LOVE POEM, CHRISTIAN INSPIRATIONAL POETRYCAN'T GO TO SLEEP, LORD JESUS HELP MEFREE POEM ON SUBJECTS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING AND ABUNDANT LIFE THE CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFEPOEM TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD AS FOUND IN THE BIBLETRUTH BE TOLD ABOUT GOD, THE WAY OF GOD, JESUS AS LORD, LET US REST IN GODGOD'S RAINBOW JOY FOR USDISCERNING SPIRITUAL GIFTS - DISCERNMENT THAT JESUS IS LORDIN THE HANDS OF GOD - POEM OF RENEWED HOPEHEAVEN SENT TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN POEMI WANT FRIENDS, MAKING FRIENDSI AM AFRAID OF THE PITFALLS IN DAILY LIVING JESUS GUIDE MEPICTURE HEAVEN POEM AT HEAVEN GATE,IN THE END OF LIFE IS JESUS IN HEAVENKNOCKING AT HEAVENS DOOR, ANGEL POEM HEAVENS GATES, SEE GODA CHANGE CAME SUDDENLY - MAJOR LIFE CHANGE, FORTITUDE,INDEX - ALL WEB PAGESLIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL NOTE OF THE MUSIC OF THE SOULRETIREMENT POEM, TEACHER RETIREMENT, JESUS MINISTRY,POEM ABOUT RECEIVING BALM OF GRACE FROM OUR LORDTURMOIL NOT MY FAULT, TRIAL AND TRIBULATIONEARLY CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIANS PERSECUTIONGLORY OF GOD SHINE ON METURN YOUR EYES ON JESUS, HYMNI WANT TO BE A VESSEL DRESSED IN WHITE ROBE - DEVOUT HOLY LIFEJESUS CARRY ME HOMEREJECT FALSE BIG BANG CREATION THEORYFIND GOD THROUGH ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM, FAMOUS MYSTICSOVERCOME ADVESITY, IN ANGUISH DISTRESSHOW TO GET PEACE & SOLICE IN JESUS FREE POEMPEACE OF MIND UNCTION, BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING TRUE TESTIMONEYWALK THE JESUS HIGHWAY = TESTOMONYDAILY PRAYER TO GOD TO SERVE HIMGOING TO HEAVEN TO SEE JESUSMEDIATION POEM TO OUR SAVIOR JESUSPRESENCE OF GOD HERE IN ME THRU HOLY SPIRIT DOING THINGS OF GODARE YOU OPEN TO LIVE A LIFE AS CHRIST TO DO THE THINGS OF GOD ?GOD'S BIBICAL STANDARDS FOR USDO YOU EXPECT GROWN CHILDREN TO LOVE PARENTSHERE COMES THE BRIDE - MEDIEVAL WEDDINGDEATH OF BABY, GRIEVE FOR LOSS OF BABY, PLEASE GOD HELP ME, WHY DID MY BABY DIE?
RETIREMENT POEM, TEACHER RETIREMENT, JESUS MINISTRY, RETIREMENT LIVING, TIME FOR GOD

 

    RETIREMENT POEM 

BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE?

By Frank Henrich August 20, 2006 

 One of the hardest things
  For that noble soul,
Whose spirit is striving
  To teach wisdom to others
And to share new gained secrets,
  Is when there are no ears to hear.

Where have they gone?
  All those so eager to learn,
Those so eager to obtain
  The pearls of history so rare.
Oh where have they gone?
  For there are no ears to hear.

They say I am too old
  To be of worth to them,
There are younger minds,
  Better fitted teachers, yes,
To feed the minds
  Of the fine new generation.

Oh, fellow teachers of old,
  Is this a stage I must pass?
Is all my learning to lead me
  To a useless life state?
Can this be true?
  For there are no ears to hear.

I believe that I know more
  Than the wiz kids of today,
I have studied years longer,
  Read twice as many books,
Pondered truth with energy,
  But there are no ears to hear.

It is like standing proudly
  On a high hill with a loud voice
Proclaiming great truths,
  Only to hear back the echoes
In muted, sad tones,
  For there are no ears to hear.

What am to do with myself?
  This drive to teach and share
Still burns deeply in my mind,
  I poured water on it, yes I did,
But it still burns with fury,
  Longing for ears to hear.

What am I to do with myself?
  Perhaps I must stop all my learning
Of anything new that sparks,
  Yes, better to not ignite that fire
That looks for ears to hear
  When there are no ears to hear.

Oh, what am I to do?
  My only fault is old age,
My mind still rings all bells,
  Perhaps my body moves
A bit slower than it did,
  Oh, where are those ears to hear?

I think I see something
  On the bright horizon ahead,
It is a silhouette of a man,
  Who appears black on the horizon rim
Framed by the sky's glow.
  My mind feels oddly strange.

I hear a distant echo
  Too soft of tone to comprehend,
But its intensity is increasing
  And that man is coming closer,
Yet, a long distance away.
  My mind feels oddly strange.

I stand there in awe
  As the man comes closer,
The echo sound grows louder,
  I can catch a few words,
What is happening to me?
My mind feels oddly strange.

I stand there frozen in awe
  As the black man keeps moving closer
Yes, closer and closer.
  Who is this black man whose
Image is framed by the sky? 
  My mind feels oddly strange.


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TEACHER RETIREMENT IN A RETIREMENT POEM, LET US NOW DO  JESUS MINISTRY,

 
 
 

A retired teacher feel left out to pasture as his or her ministry is gone and they miss their the Christian ministry jobs.  Retirement advise and retiement poems can help with senior retirement understanding.


TEACHER RETIREMENT CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR WE OFTEN HAVE LOST OUR FOCUS ON THE REAL GOD IN OUR LIFE, OUR CREATOR GOD,  TEACHING IS A WORK NOT TO BE WORSHIPPED.

TEACHER RETIREMENT
FRANK HENRICH WITH HIS FRIEND "ELLIE"

To understand this poem you need to start reading the poem in the left column and when you have read it completely start reading below:

(Continued from left column)

The sky has multicolor shades
  Of light sunset hues,
Yes, beautifully luminescent
  As only skies can be,
There on the horizon rim
  Stands this black man
With the light behind him.

He towers over me
  At least 20 persons high,
Listening to the echoing
  I think if I could
Strive to comprehend the words 
  Then maybe I will understand.

Then all muttering stops.
  The silence is eerie,
And in a voice that
  Has a sharply critical tone.
He says to me,
  "Is teaching your god now?"

I am at a loss at what to say,
  Then he says to me,
"Why have you left me?"
  Again I am at a loss,
Then he says to me,
 "Well, speak up, tell me!!"

What can I say?
  I am vexed, 
Who is this black man?
  I thought, yes, I will ask him,
So I say, in a weak voice:
 "Who are you?"

He says, "You ask, who am I?
  Why I am Jesus, your saviour
You committed your life to me,
  Has even that memory parted from you?
You used to be striving to serve me,
  Now you are striving to teach others."

I fall to my knees,
  The full impact of what I have done
Fills my body and I shake,
  I whisper over and over,
"Oh Jesus, forgive me,
Have mercy on my soul."

My head hangs low,
  I do not dare to look
Up at my risen Lord.
  Then a hand touches
The bottom of my chin
  Raising my head up.

What my eyes see,
  I find hard to describe.
The black man raises his arms
  In a gesture of welcome,
The sky tones turns to white
  With a glowing, golden light.

The black man slowly turns
  Yes, turns golden in color,
And more and more glorious.
  He says to me, "I forgive you.
I am your God, teaching is not,
  Find your joy in me."

I am still on my knees
  As the vision before my eyes
Quickly turns back to evening.
  But I am healed, and He did it,
No longer do I serve
  The secular god of teaching.

No longer do I look for ears
  To hear my words,
Instead I cup my ear
  Waiting for heavenly directions
On how to serve my Lord.
  My frustration is turned to joy.
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 JESUS MINISTRY IN A RETIREMENT POEM, YES TEACHER RETIREMENT, 

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WANTED BEAMS OF HOLY INSPIRATION, Click here for page

INSTRUCTIONS ON CHRISTIAN MINISTRY GIFTS, Click her for data

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