I love poetry! I love writing poetry!
However, as a person of prayer, I shy away from the showy words I use when writing a prayer, even when writing a poetic prayer. God does not need to hear my poetic voice. He already knows I can use my poetic voice. God also knows what is going on in my life; I do not have to remind Him. My will need not be done; it is God’s will that is to be done. I need not use flowery words. My life, the lives of my friends, and the church that I attend are all possible only by the power of God and live in His presence through prayer. The poetry of our Lord’s Prayer is divine poetry.
© Russell Kendall Carter