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In His Hand

 

 

In His Hand

 

 

A Collection of Poems about Hands

Joan Clifton Costner

In Gods great hand my name is written down -

Not lightly, but with bold deliberate strokes;

Engraved forever there for me to see

One day... when I come home -

Still following the way.

 

I cannot fathom why the great I Am

Should plan for me to know His pen has traced

The letters of my name -(which He knew first)-

Except...the joy, the peace,...the confidence

He has - in wondrous ways - to me dispensed.

 

For when the tragedies of life contain my name

I say, He knows.....and I am not alone.

I trust because I know...He cant forget...

This trial for me is good...

He loves me yet.

 

And so, dear friend, my pen is in my hand.

Your name I place upon my palm today.

I promise, as I go about my tasks,

Ill pray for you each time the Spirit asks.

....Sometimes, in gentle gesture...I do close

My fingers there around your precious name...

And hold you close...and know...that God

Is doing just the same.

 

2005 by Joan Clifton Costner

Under His Wings Heavenly Poetry

Joan is a Heavenly Inspirations Author.

This writing may be used in its entirety, 

with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.


 

Isaiah 49

I will never forget thee......see?  

I have engraved your name in the

Palms of My hand...

I will never leave thee nor forsake thee....

Hebrews 13

 

 

 

In My Hand

 

I wrote your name in my hand today -

I prayed for blessings to come your way;

I know youve had many hard things to bear

Things that the Lord wants me to share.

 

I carried your name in my hand all day -

When the dish water almost washed it away

I wrote it again and bolder still

I prayed till I felt that heavenly thrill.

 

And I thought I heard the voice of God say,

I also carried a name today -

Its engraved forever and ever to stay

No amount of soap could take it away.

 

My privilege, my honor, my duty is sure,

I carry  your name to help you endure.

But, its true, theres a reason straight from above-

I carry your name for the cause of Love.

 

2005 by Joan Clifton Costner

Under His Wings Heavenly Poetry

Joan is a Heavenly Inspirations Author.

This writing may be used in its entirety, 

with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.


 

 

 

Sentence Prayers

 

I read it in Isaiah ~

That my name is in His hand,

Engraved there, and indelible ~

Always with Him in that land;

And, I knew that you were burdened,

That you really needed prayer~

So I wrote your name in my hand and

Im glad I put it there.

 

For, the day went by as usual,

Still, reminded now and then

I would say a prayer with your name

Ever in it ~ (youre my friend!)

When finally it faded and

It grew a little dim,

I took my pen up in my  hand and


Wrote it back again!

 

I know God heard the prayers I said

For, when you passed my way

The care lines melted from your face ~

It was a brighter day!

There was a glow about you ~

Your step was lighter too,

And I thanked God for a clever way

Of remembering  prayer for you!

 

2005 by Joan Clifton Costner

Under His Wings Heavenly Poetry

Joan is a Heavenly Inspirations Author.

This writing may be used in its entirety, 

with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.

 

 

Palm of Your Hand

I read in God's Word how He loves us

So much that He's engraved His hand

With your name and my name - no, He won't forget

As we walk through this dangerous land.

I thought if God holds our names so

Tender and lovingly there....

Perhaps I should write down a name or two,

Call out those names in prayer.

 

Friend, will you put a name in your hand?

Will you get on your knees and pray?

For many are sick that could be well,

Many not saved - on their way to hell,

Battles are lost when knees do not bend,

Burdens not lifted when not brought to Him -

Blessings are missed by ones who could pray

And by those who need your prayer today.

Joan Clifton Costner

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