Thursday, December 20, 2012

Open Line to God

Available twenty-four/seven
Open all the time.
A heavenly connection;
There is no busy line.

Always there for you
When you need to talk
Cool waters that renew
A firm, unwavering Rock

Won’t you talk to God?
He’s listening right now;
Waiting for your prayers
Ascending like a cloud

It’s not your time that counts
God’s looking at the heart
Rewards will quickly mount
Today, why don’t you start?

It’s not just on the bad days
That we should pray to God.
He enjoys it when we pray,
And His glory we applaud.

Now we’re in the End,
When times are getting rough.
With satan we’ll contend;
Demons we’ll rebuff!

Prayer is the key
To fighting evil powers.
That’s why it’s such a need
In this final hour.

-- Charity Lacroix, girl, age 14

When my daughter brought me this finished poem, I could see that it was very good.  I only helped her change the last line in the fifth stanza, "And His glory we applaud."  I hope you enjoyed reading what the Lord gave her.  Here is the Scriptural basis for it:

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; (Col 4:2)
Pray without ceasing;  (1Th 5:17)

"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."  (Mat 26:41)

'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'  (Jer 33:3)

If "My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  (2Ch 7:14)

The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry. (Psa 34:15)

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  (Eph 6:12)

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "My Prayer" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. Poems on this site may be copied and used for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper credit and backlink to this blog is given.  No commercial use allowed without express permission from author.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.
Do You Want to Know Him?

If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.


  1. Wonderfully inspiring words. The painting used for this is one of Dannys. He used his sons to pose when they were little.

  2. Wow, that makes it even more special. The boy in it is so cute, too.