Don’t just pray there do something

Desperation, desperation, desperation

Drives many people to their knees

Making deals with the Lord of Creation:

“I’ll do this… help me please.”


Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration

The answer that comes from ‘above’

Can be ideas and opportunities for fresh direction

And a friendly motivational shove.


Perspiration, perspiration, perspiration

We all have a part to play

In being part of the answer to our supplication

Partners with God along the way.


Nick Lear 2012

This poem was inspired by the thought that while God invites us to pray in all circumstances, he wants us to grow and learn: which won’t happen if he does everything for us so he invites us to be part of the answer.

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