Melissa McLaughlin ~ Truthful Grace

Pursuing Christ with Biblical Truth, Spirit-filled Grace and Passionate Prayer

Prayers and Poems

All Poems and Prayers By Melissa McLaughlin


All things made new

Oh Lion and Lamb

His once dead body

Breathes again

From dust to life

From sorrow to peace

His power unending

His grace unleashed

His justice rolls down

His truth sets free

His gentleness heals

His mercy redeems

Oh believer, yes, it’s true

He who lives again

Makes all things new

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Fearful symmetry

Wild and wondrous

Fierce and free

Divinely designed

Untameable infinite intricacy

Complex chaos kept

Powerful patterned play


Fall in fear

Before One who

With but a breath

Calls it to be


Holy, holy, holy

Lord God Almighty

Creation testifies




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Beauty flutters by

In gentle wings

And graceful stripes

And whispered melodies

Stop me in my tracks

Oh God

Pause me in my hurried pace

Of digitized frenzy

And virtual strife

To witness heaven’s hum

Of unrushed sacred stillness

When fluttering beauty comes

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The Rock on which I stand




Though darkness falls

Though oceans roll

Though terror calls

With one breath

He utters


Be still.

Creation bows

His voice echoes

What He says,


Be still my heart

The Rock of ages

Has spoken

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Jesus, give me a fresh vision you today,

that I may see

the depths of your love flowing down,

rivers of red,

drenching my parched soul,

covering every tarnished sin-stain

with your beautiful, holy, pure, blood.

A glorious gift of your heavenly heart

for my frail and needy one.


Speechless before the One

Who holds all things in His hands

The song of the ages

Rings out in the starry night

Shining, moving, singing

An evening aria

How can I add to such

A heavenly Hallelujah?

Yet He waits for the very note

Only my heart can sing

Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

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The broken edges

Of my heart

Sanded down

With storms and waves

And gentle Living Water

To smooth

My jagged points

And rough ends

Making me fit

For even a child’s hands

To collect

The hidden treasure

Of His love

In the this tattered old Earthen shell

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Soft pink petals

Sing of a greater One

Creator, Savior and King

Wearing the thorns

From the roses He made

Jesus of You, they sing


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Delicate trumpets

Of sunshine yellow

Heralding their Maker’s Joy!

Making all things new

The Creator And Re-Creator

Of never-ending

Beauty and grace

Up from the grave

He Lives!

O come, Let us adore Him!

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“The Statue of Liberty”

I weep as I stand

I weep as I gaze

I weep as I lift high

the torch of




Let freedom in Christ ring loud and long.

For man’s fiercest freedom song

fades like trumpets tolling “Taps”

in the misty evening air.


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In the Potter’s hands

He turns me

Gently molding

Firmly holding

Heaven’s golding





Barely recognizing

This old lump of clay

Glimpse His glistening glory

See His unfolding story

Waiting while He works

Here in the Potter’s hands

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Breath of God

Lift me in the winds of heaven

‘Til arias of angels

Float through my frame

Refresh my gasping soul

With the oxygen of Life

Your Spirit

Your Breath

Your Word

As I wait For that Great Day

When I see You

At last

Coming on the Clouds

To bear me Home

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Still, ever still

Still before the Maker of my soul

My eyes behold

His royal grandeur in song

My heart testifies

His majestic power echoes

Be still my soul

The One who paints

The evening sky

Sings for me

Once more -MM

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His Spirit hovers

Water swirls

Earth mists







For God to speak

In the beginning

Genesis 1:1-2

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Waves of mercy



Ever moving

Wash over me

Swirl around my heart

Flood my soul

In wave after wave

Of eternal beauty

As before the throne of heaven

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Plumb the depths

Plumb the depths

Of her pulsing heart

Truth ablaze

Fiery vision

Touching now the still cold walls

Of her tender mind

With Burning coal

Branding her

With a new name…

Forgiven one

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Burn, O Holy One

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Burn, O Holy One

Burn bright within me

Breathe on the embers of my heart

Ignite a raging inferno, a consuming fire, a blazing torch

That I may love You more

That I may shine Your light

That I may not grow cold with the dust of ashen faith

Let me abandon myself to You

For You have abandoned Yourself for me

Burn up all that is not eternal

For it shall face the Refiner’s fire one day soon

So burn now, O Holy One

Burn bright within me again



Let Me Not

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Lord, let me not pass by

Let me not pass by without a

glance at Your glory

Your splendor

Your majesty

Your golden voice singing,

“See what I have made,

For joy

For wonder

For awe

For beauty

So you can gaze

And not pass by

My touch

Waiting for you

Waiting for eyes to see.”


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