Mar 11, 2010

Longing


















Dear Lord...

I long for blue and sunny skies
Wind on my face, as I close my eyes.
For open fields so I can run free
For precious moments alone with thee.

I long for raindrops from above

Rainbows filled with colors of love.
To dwell in your garden of grace
And talk with you face to face.

I long for your touch and for hope
Strength for tomorrow courage to cope.
Wings to reach the mountain tops
Power to prevail and endless trust.

I long to be filled with your joy again
Lift up my spirit, Lord help me to stand.
Free my mind, my soul, and my heart
Of all that will keep you and I apart.

Lord, this is my prayer, and soul desire
I need more of your spirit, and holy fire.
Refresh me, restore me, and renew...
A right spirit within me, that pleases you.

 Written By: Lorie A. Yocum Copyright © 2010

28 comments:

Rose said...

Lorie, beautiful words to start the day. Thank you. It seems you captured some of my thoughts in there as well. HUGS!

RCUBEs said...

So beautiful are your words...reflecting a heart that is after God. Blessings to you and may the Lord bless you and protect you.

Denise said...

So lovely.

From the Heart said...

What you wrote is exactly how I feel. I don't remember if I wrote you or not but after taking some cholesterol medicine I got real dizzy headed and have not been myself for several weeks. You can read on several of my posts about what is going on. I started physical therapy for the dizziness yesterday. The ENT dr. said medicine would not help this but after a month of therapy it will go away. I do believe that God is taking care of me and holding me in His arms. Without that hope I could not make it. I am not posting right now, I just am not myself. There were some other things wrong but that is all in my previous posts. I will try to do an update soon. If it were not for prayers of my friends here I don't know what I would do. You have been through so much and I hate to ask but I do need your prayers. I have tried to pray and I do for all who are having problems as well, but sometimes it feels like this is never going away. But that is a lie of the devil and I refuse to believe it.
You have been such a blessing to me and others.
God bless you.

bp said...

Such a beautiful prayer.

Have a great weekend!
Bethany

Unknown said...

Awww. That is such a beautifully written prayer, Lorie. So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

I'm praying you're doing well. Please let me know how you're doing and if you have a specific prayer request, feel free to let me know and I will ask my church to pray along with me and you.

Take good care and God bless you today and every day! *much hugs*

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Lorie,Beautifully written.Thank you for sharing.Sincerely Jonny

Renee said...

This is a beautiful poem ~ speaking for my heart right now too. God bless....

Debbie said...

This was soo beautiful and really blessed me this morning. I am sorry to hear that you too have been sick. It is really hard. I will definitely lift you in prayer. May you feel well soon. Blessings to you, Debbie

Nikki (Sarah) said...

my prayer too!!! have a great week. Sarah

Whidbey Woman said...

This poem brought peace to my soul, which I really need today. I am going to a memorial service this afternoon after a week of losses. Thanks for the encouragement!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful words, Lorie! It's always a blessing to come here. Thank you for sharing again from your heart and thank you for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Musings of A Minister said...

Beautiful! God has given you a gift for composing and writing. Thank you for sharing with us.

Unknown said...

G'eve, Lorie ~ What an awesome beautiful heart write. TY for sharing.

TY for popping over & joining me for a visit. I hope there will be many more.

I lived in Hawaii for 3 years.

Happy St Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Charlotte said...

Beautiful inspiring poem/prayer. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Cathy said...

That is just beautiful, Lorie. Thanks for your sweet visit today. Love and Hugs ~

Ginger said...

WOW Lori, This is so beautiful! Your poems always touch my heart. I'm so glad that your a part of Spiritual Sunday.
God Bless,
Ginger

Rhodema A. Cargill said...

Great. Poetry is such a window to our emotions. Thank you for sharing.

Have a blessed week.

Ginny said...

This was absolutely beautiful! I long for those same things. Deep, words of longing from your heart, thank you.

Just Be Real said...

Lorie, this poem hurts in a good way. Thank you.

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful words...they blessed me...thanks for sharing....

Joy said...

Hey Lorie...once again your poem has filled me with such hope and has rescued me from times of despair. I am so glad that I have sisters in Christ where I can go to have wisdom and have your words speak to me. I need that renewed spirit and hope that I know the Lord can only bring. thanks for always being there. hugs, Joy

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Beautiful poem and prayer.

Unknown said...

What a great word... and what true words.

Thanks for sharing your heart and your gift of words!

Blessings,
Melanie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thanks for your visit, Lorie. Wishing you a Happy St. Patricks Day too. Hope you've had a wonderful day and that the rest of your week goes smoothly. Hope you're feeling better too. I'm still praying for you, sister.

Blessings,
Sandi

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful words....so glad that I stopped by....I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for on Sunday night...so hope you will stop by.....

Fannie said...

Lorie, you're amazing. You're like a well that never runs dry. Love, love, love your words of inspiration. So healing and encouraging. Thanks for sharing.

Stop by for a blog giveaway.

You are special, truly.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Beautiful words from your heart Lorie!