FOR HOLY PRIESTS
(And Laymen Who Are Discerning)
WHO MAY FIND THEIR CONSCIENCES CONFLICTED
Once again, I did not write this unassisted, but was guided by a more Celestial mind and hand.✨
—-Mary C Wallace
We Stayed The 🛡 Course 🛡 🗡
So many of us disappoint You now,
Lord,I live in fear of doing just the same.
I vow I’ll never leave this narrow pathon which You’ve set my feet for Your acclaim.
They come to me, distractions diabolic,
And oftentimes I find that I just stare;and blinded,
My thoughts and prayers in vainI’m unaware
Of just how close he’s crept upon my shadow
where I, now kneeling before You, am bowed,
Until I try to rise, proceeding toward You
for Consecration, then! I see his scowl!
Besieged by demons hungry to devour me,I quiet pray,
their stealth approach to hear;
pronouncing verses promised to dispel them,
from long ago and ever
My mind confused,
I press onward,
as though to forge a path against his hell,
by force of will,
refusing all abuses
I lift You up on High,
I hear the bells!
Mid torches ‘loft and
lances at the ready,
as though I were a soldier
in the rush,
I gallop forward at
the Herald’s signal,
a thousand of us
in the Morning’s hush!
My soul cries out to You!
The battle rages;in fury,
tempest, smoke and Blood we’re borne,
toward that horizon
whereupon You’re hanging,
For all our soul’s Salvation before dawn.
Think not of what you’ve
left behind in this world,of love or friend or property,
For up ahead beyond the
Death of Darkness
Lies all our joyous
Vict’ry in the Son!
I kneel before You, now,
my Lord, so humbly,
For You’re according me
this Valor won;
I Hail and Praise You,
Mighty King, Redeemer!
To You, the Glory All!
Your Shepherd son.✨