Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Thanksgiving Prayer



I thank my God remembering you,
Always in every prayer of mine;
Making my prayer as I construe,
Causing the Lord of glory shine.

Your fellowship in the Gospel,
From the first day until today;
Who does good work for the people,
Knows Jesus and how to obey.

It is right for to feel this way,
Because I hold you in my heart;
Partakers of grace as I pray,
In my defense not to depart.

For the Lord is my witness,
How I yearn for affection;
Because the spiritual fitness,
For combatting the affliction.

And it is my prayer that your love,
May keep abounding more and more;
Knowing that wisdom from above,
Sound judgment always at the core.

You approve what is excellent,
Be sincere and without offense;
The future is not turbulent,
And people may learn commonsense.

Be filled with fruit of righteousness,
That is coming through Jesus Christ;
To the glory of God will bless,
With praising that keeps you enticed.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

Prayer for the Church Philippians 1:3-11

Font size:
 

Written on September 24, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on September 23, 2021

51 sec read
1 View

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

All Richard Newton Sherrer poems | Richard Newton Sherrer Books

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Discuss this Richard Newton Sherrer poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Thanksgiving Prayer" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Dec. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/110334/thanksgiving-prayer>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    The long poem “The Waste Land” was written by which poet?
    • A. C. S Lewis
    • B. W. H. Auden
    • C. Emma Lazarus
    • D. T. S. Eliot

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »