Love prays

In waiting rooms and living rooms, bedrooms and examination rooms. In the garden, the shower, the pickup line, the checkout line.

Love prays.

Through windshield time, nap time, crunch time, white-knuckle time.

Love prays.

On vacation days, sick days, project bid days. On beautiful days, hard days, tired days,

Love prays.

With anguished cries and whispers of praise, with a gush of words or no words at all.

Love prays.

When tears are flowing and stomachs are churning. When thankfulness is flowing and happiness is growing. When hearts are pounding and pulses are racing.

Love prays.

When the road is long, when the path is smooth. When the diagnosis is clear, when the outcome is uncertain. When the surgery is successful, when the procedure fails.

Love prays.

For wisdom, for healing, for strength, for protection. For peace, for comfort, for understanding, for faith. For redemption, for conviction, for boldness, for patience.

Love prays.

For what’s good, for what’s better, for what’s best.

Love prays.

When the future shines bright, when eternity shines brighter.

Love prays.

In the face of fear, of rejection, of discouragement. On days of grace and hope and change.

Love prays.

When the answers are obvious, when there’s no end in sight.

Love prays.

Across the miles, across the street. In the dead of night, at the break of dawn. Over the years and minute by minute.

Love prays.

When it’s hard to let go, when it’s hard to hold on.

Love prays.

During testing hours and weeks of blessing. During moments of rejoicing and seasons of grief.

Love prays.

When there’s too much to do and nothing left to do.

Love prays.


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34 Responses to Love prays

  1. Lureta says:

    This is such a beautiful poem. No matter what! Love really does pray! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely! Love your post! Prayer is so very important.

    I have chronic health conditions, in this time prayer for others is my mist important ministry!

    You are most welcome to drop by with your favorite beverage & tasty treat for a time of reflection together.

    • Lois Flowers says:

      Jennifer, it was nice to meet you this week! I’m sorry about your health problems, but I’m glad you are finding purpose through prayer in the midst of them. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lois, this is beautiful. I am going to share it with my online writing group.


  4. Your title grabbed me! Short, simple, and very convicting! Thanks for sharing.

  5. valerie says:

    So good! No matter what happens in life, we will never lose our relationship with the Lord. We can always pray and He will always hear us and love us.

  6. Joanne Viola says:

    Lois, this is just beautiful and a great reminder after all that has transpired this week. Love prays. May I love well.

  7. Brenda says:

    This is beautiful, Lois. Thank you. ((hug))

  8. Lois,
    This is truly lovely…so glad I stopped by. No matter what…if we love God and even if we have doubts or are angry…we can still come to Him in prayer because His heart is only love toward us. BEautiful!
    Bev xx

    • Lois Flowers says:

      Thank you, Bev … I’m glad you stopped by today too. I’m still thinking about your post and what you said about understanding other people’s love languages. So good … 🙂

  9. This is incredible. You wove these words together and made art, that’s for sure.

  10. Linda Stoll says:


    I’ve been there in the last month or two. This is all we can do. There are no more pat answers, no easy outcomes, no clear direction.

    Just desperation, hope, faith.

    Yes. I’m with you on this, Lois …

  11. So incredibly beautiful and so heartbreakingly true.

  12. Lois,
    These words are beautiful! For both the sentiment and the truth. xo

  13. This is so beautiful, Lois. Love prays. During every circumstance in life. And the best part is? The One who hears every prayer, who bottles each tear in a bottle, is the same One who answers and who loves us.

    Praying for you today, friend.

  14. Trudy says:

    This is so heartfelt and powerful, Lois. It brings tears to my eyes. Yes, love prays! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love and hugs to you!

  15. KellyRBaker says:

    Yes and amen. Happy Valentine’s Day, Lois!

  16. Lesley says:

    This is great, Lois!

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