Body denied of pleasures
The pleasures of the mouth
Turn to prayer and praise
To gain more of his measure
But he requires to deny more
Giving food to the hungry,
And shelter to the homeless,…
What more to an answer but obey
A satisfying obedience, an ear given
To every heart content, breaking free
All bondage put under subjection
Of his most treasured children, only obey
Setting free, breaking chains, ——–
True deliverance at our command, —-
Only at obedience, he sets us free indeed
Guiding and making us to flourish in season
Call at that time, when it is all done —-
A promise, “I will answer”, tears of joy
A definite answer when a cry of help
Is heard, saying “Here am I”?
What a blessing to be treasured by God?
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
- Spiritual Authority (apostolicrevival.wordpress.com)
- Preparing for the Journey With Prayer (pastorbenk.com)