We cry out in pain, in fear.
We are alone.
We feel helpless.
We tremble with fear.
We are lost.
Our hearts are paralyzed.
Our bodies are sick.
We feel in disbelief,
That such a moment has come.
Will it last forever?
Fear explodes;
It cripples;
It makes us hopeless, helpless;
It makes us forget the one truth.
In this hour of need,
We turn to Him.
We call, we pray.
We plead that He may hear.
We try, we fail.
We suffer.
We fall. We rise.
In that moment, heaven opens up
To our cries.
God answers.
His love pours forth.
His healing shines.
But do we accept?
Do we hear His call?
Do we feel His benediction?
He calls, He comes forth.
His love caresses our tears.
But do we hear?
Do we feel?
Do we believe?

copyright 1994, 2009 Merry C. Battles


God, I surrender.
I have been trying to do it my way
For a long time.
Now I hand it over to you.
Take it, use me, guide me,
Train me to do your work.
Allow my being to express itself totally,
In my uniqueness,in my part of the
Divine plan.
Each one a life spirit,
One part that makes up the whole.
Let light shine and love beam forth
From my memory, to the distant future.
And now, alive, free, guided with your hands.
Your hands become my hands
Doing your work.
Thank you for everything!

copyright 1994,2009 Merry C. Battles

Author's Bio: 

Merry C. Battles, LMT has worked in the Healing Arts since 1977. She has practiced the art of massage, cellulite massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, and foot reflexology.
Merry is the author and illustrator of "Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26-January 6" It is a compilation of her 26 year meditation journey with the 12 holy days of Christmas.
Merry has been a student of the ancient spiritual mysteries for as many years. Her greatest joy in life, along with her grandchildren, is to learn about the spiritual. This is reflected in all of her work.

Merry has an Expert Page on Self Growth called "Walking the Spiritual Path Expert" under Spiritual Growth.