Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Watch and Pray

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“Watch and pray,” said our Lord
That into temptation we do not fall
Alert and prayerful may we be then
Eager to answer our Master’s call
For even the most virtuous
Is wretched without God’s grace
Yet with His strength we can endure
With His power we run the race
In our very weaknesses
His strength He does show
When for Him we empty our all
Fullness of Spirit then we know
Sweet it is to know this power
Beautiful to feel God move
Blessed we are to be His temples
Truth of His Word in us does prove
Watch and pray I will then
Each passing day, each moment too
For by keeping wide my eyes
I discern between false and true
And prayer connects me to Him
The Eternal God on High
Communing with Him always
That to my heart He is nigh
Lead me not into temptation, Lord
Prayerful and watchful may I be
Clinging to you, my Master
Of Satan’s shackles living free
For faithful You are to lead us
Lord, loving You are to save
Merciful to strengthen us

In Your Name we can be brave


Full of evil is this fallen world

Yet overcome this world did You

Nothing separates us from Your love

When we cling to all that is True


I thank You, dear Lord and Savior

I praise You for holding my hand

Next to me You walk each moment

Leading me to Your Promised Land


Love You more each day I do

To understand You more I want so

That I may love you deeper, Lord

And Your love to all I may show


Watch and pray I will be then
That into temptation I do not fall
Alert and prayerful will I be then
Eager to answer my Master’s call
And sweet it is to know Your power
Beautiful to feel You move in me
Blessed I am to be Your temple
Set apart to live with You for eternity
by Caroline Gavin
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  • http://tomraines.wordpress.com/ Tom

    Powerful! Each verse where I think the ultimate of God’s greatness is exposed your words just move into another powerful truth. Powerful truths written with such beauty! Thank you!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Tom, thank you so very much!Your comments always bless my heart!
      I am grateful to witness how God is working through you in your ministry.
      May He continue to bless you, dear brother in Christ!

      • http://tomraines.wordpress.com/ Tom

        I have told you before but I have never been drawn to poetry before but your gift amazes me how you combine God’s majesty with a tenderness of heart that touches the soul. God’s inspiration is obvious and I thank you for sharing and pray continued blessings upon you and your ministry as well. I pray many are coached and instructed by you to know Your God and His will for them so they too will draw others close to Him.

        • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

          Wow, Tom, thank you so very much!
          Your encouragement warms my heart!

          God’s work of inspiration in you is to me very clear,
          and this is one reason I consider you a brother dear!
          The affirmations you write are surely from the Divine;
          may our Father continue to bless you, brother of mine!

          Many, many thanks again for the inspiration and support you share! I am grateful co-labor lovingly in the LORD!

  • Keithsemail777

    God bless you Dear Caroline for honoring our Lord in your poetry. May He bless you and reward you as you always put Him First in your life and in all that you do. God be with you this day to bless you and to fill you with His Joy. Then I will know you will have wonderful day. <3<3

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Dear Keith, how grateful I am for your lovely comment!

      May God also bless you and your heart for Him! I enjoy watching you share His Word in such a beautiful way. You have a gift for explaining Scripture! Thank you for feedings God’s sheep.

      May our God and Father be with you this day and always, dear one in Christ! <3 <3

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