A Listener’s Prayer

by | Sep 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

A Listener’s Prayer
J. Marshall Jenkins

My Lord God,

With a holy heart broken for me,
you heal me by breaking my heart for others.
Another child of yours sits before me.
With the mind of Christ, I put myself aside.
We pan this child’s words until we find gold, a voice.
Your Spirit gives me words too, but much like yours,
my voice sounds with sheer silence.

I am here because I seek your face.
I expect you here because you love the lost.
Help me to listen to this one as you listen to me.
Intercede with sighs too deep for words:
Speak your healing word through our conversation
that the way to life may be found and followed,
that hearts may heal, that your love may be known.

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Image by maqndon, “Broken Heart,” Public Domain Pictures.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy (Matthew 5:7).


  1. Wes Moran

    These words helped fill my cup! Thank you.

    • J. Marshall Jenkins

      Glad to know it, old colleague and friend!


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