Build Your Kingdom, O Lord God

Build is the #FiveMinuteFriday word today. As you know we usually write for five minutes without stopping to edit. I’ll have to admit I took about half an hour to write this, but it came from my heart, pretty much unedited.

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Stone By Stone

 Stone by stone
Block by block
Carefully placed
A life to build

Stone broken down
Blocks become rubble
Angrily smashed
A life taken

Stone by stone
Block by block
We start again
To build life

Stone broken down
Another life gone
What have we done?
Will hate triumph?

Hand in hand
Together we kneel
We cry. We lament
Hear our prayer, O God

We cry for peace
Your love brings hope
Build your kingdom, Lord.
May we stand united in You.
                                                             ~gayl wright

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Taken at Allume, October, 2015

                                                       

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
From the house of the Lord we bless you.
(Psalm 118:22-26 NIV)

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I’m linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday, #ThoughtProvokingThursday, #FaithFilledFriday, #LetUsGrow, #SpiritualSundays, #GiveMeGrace, #SmallWonder, #CoffeeForYourHeart

36 thoughts on “Build Your Kingdom, O Lord God

  1. Hello Gayl, I’m joining you from Five MInute Friday. I really enjoy your heartfelt and thought-provoking poetry! You are obviously a very creative person. We really do have the choice to build or tear down in every situation. Thanks for these meaningful words.
    (Just to let you know, you’re not the only one who has a hard time producing something in five minutes flat…..but I’m working on it! 😉 )

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the poetry.

      Nice to know others struggle with 5 minutes. 🙂

      Blessings to you!

  2. Love, love, love this poem. That second to last stanza is my favorite. Yes stone by stone. I’m over in the #5 spot this week.

  3. Well said, Gayl! The church needs to be the church more than ever at this moment and that means looking toward the One who can lead and guide us, loves all, sees all, and knows what we need.

    1. Yes, only God can really lead and guide. His love and mercy are great. He is our hope. Thank you, Pam, for your encouraging words. Blessings!

    1. Thank you so much, Shannan! Glad to know you are in RUW. It is such an inspiring group with Jolene’s leading, isn’t it? Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! Sometimes I have trouble thinking of what to write when we get the prompt. I never got to it last week. I had ideas, but nothing ever developed. Blessings to you and have a great week ahead!

  4. Stunning words. We need to hear these today and be reminded of our brokenness but also God’s love and ability to make things new. Thank you for the this beautiful offering.

  5. I appreciate your gentle reminder that everything happens in stages – brick by brick and too, to trust the kingdom builder. I love all the fun stuff you’re doing Gayl. It’s so inspiring.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Lisha! I’m glad you’ve been inspired. I want you to know that you are an inspiration to me. 🙂 Blessings to you! xo

  6. I have been feeling these words this week and know many others are too. Thank you for placing your feelings into words so that others may ponder God’s Truth. I pray we ALL can turn hatred into love.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  7. So beautiful, my friend! My pastor said the other day on fb that we don’t need more kingdoms full of people, but more people full of The Kingdom! Amen?

  8. Your poem struck right at the heart…we must patiently build stone by stone with Him as the foundation so it cannot be torn down. Loved this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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