The Poetry of Facebook

January 16, 2009 | 19 comments

Facebook? Poetic? Let’s see.

As part of High Calling Blogs’ Random Acts of Poetry last week, blogger Marcus Goodyear turned someone’s Twitter posts into a poem. So I looked through a month’s worth of messages on my Facebook wall and saw it: poetic beauty, word-gifts from praying friends.

So here it is: a compilation of blessings left on the wall.

Prayers for a Farmer’s Family

You O.K.? God brought you to mind all day.
This chorus of friends who pray, I join them.
Wish I could hug you, old friend. Or just hold
your hand. Put your hand into Abba’s hand.
He holds you. I can’t, but He will. He does.
God has a place for you, in the middle.
Friend, what can I do? Casserole coming.
Your favorite! Do you like apple pie?
Chris made the soup. Glad you liked the brownies!
Have a sled here for you, Daddy-powered.
I put books in the sack, with the veggies,
for your girls. When time is right, they may help.
On my hand, I wrote his name; won’t forget
To pray.
I’m praying.
We’re praying.
I prayed.
Still praying.
Prayed through the night as I worked my nightshift
Prayed for you this morning, verse came to mind:
“My power is made perfect in weakness.”
Prayed for you when God woke me (3 a.m.)
Prayers, vibes, heart songs for peace, strength all the time
I honk my horn when I drive by; don’t forget
We’re praying.
Still praying.
Prayers here!
Peace.

by | January 16, 2009 | 19 comments

19 Comments

  1. janelle

    Awesome to be part of the universal Church and family of God isn’t it?

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  2. Jennifer

    Janelle — Did you see yourself there? Our hand, our honkin’ prayer warrior.

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  3. Billy Coffey

    This is just so amazing, both to know that so many are out there praying with and for you, and to know that there is poetry even in the smallest of places.

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  4. Chris Godfredsen

    Great stuff, community! I spent a lot of time in other “communities” during my lifetime, but this community – brothers and sisters banded and bonded together in Christ’s blood – sticks together. My prayer is that the prayers being uttered on your behalf never wane and that they just grow stronger and stronger as you John 10:10!

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  5. Chris Godfredsen

    Great stuff, community! I spent a lot of time in other “communities” during my lifetime, but this community – brothers and sisters banded and bonded together in Christ’s blood – sticks together. My prayer is that the prayers being uttered on your behalf never wane and that they just grow stronger and stronger as you John 10:10!

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  6. girlforgod

    Amen Sister. I love this. OH, and if you want to friend me on FB, it’s Robin Richards, Cleveland, OH. network. There’s a pic of me and my daughter Olivia. Blessings to you, and yes, I’m praying for you. Lord Jesus, come, fill my friend with your power, your love, your presence! In Jesus name, Amen!!!!! BE BLESSED!

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  7. RissaRoo

    Family…what a blessing it is to feel the arms of these brothers and sisters in Christ reaching out, drawing you in, holding you up. Great poem, great idea!

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  8. L.L. Barkat

    I like the casualness of the language. Talk is the rhythm of poetry. Wall talk, all the better.

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  9. 2nd Cup of Coffee

    Great idea, and I loved your poem. It made me really want to try this.

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  10. Thundercatt99

    This is great!! I’ll have to try it myself too!

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  11. sheshe

    I LOVE the poem. It’s so beautiful. What a lovely way for you to remember as well, this tender time of life and all the support you’ve received from all those wonderful prayer warriors. I also wanted to say how cool it is that you met Mr. Schaap. I am such a HUGE fan of his work. He’s written some wonderful stuff. I tend to think of him as famous and when my brother in law t.a.’d for him I was always embarressing myself by my fan worship. 🙂 He used to come to the “feeder” schools and read to us when we were kids. In fact he still does. If you ever get a chance to hear him storytell, get in on that becuase his voice and talent is amazing!!! How fun to be in the teaching realm for you. Blessings to you as you follow God into this incredible place. I’m sure your influence and talent will be a blessing to so many students.

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  12. Darlene

    love that. Yes. The poetry of prayer.

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  13. Marcus Goodyear

    Jennifer, wonderful poetry.

    We’re praying for you, now. Thankful for miracles. Hopeful for quick recovery.

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  14. just me

    prayers for you!

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  15. RissaRoo

    Jennifer…I’m praying for a very quick and complete recovery, and I am thanking God that you are OK and at home! You are a blessing to so many, and I pray that you feel God’s peace and both His love and the love of all of us as well!

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  16. Sam Van Eman

    jennifer, i heard about your accident. have a rest-filled week recovering physically and emotionally.

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  17. revbanu

    Jennifer,
    My prayers are with you! May God continue to embrace you with love, grave and mercy.

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  18. Lorrie

    I heard about your accident and wanted you to know that I have sent prayers. I know you will be fully restored. I left a prayer for you at Gods Not Through With us Yet in error (i was confused :-)). Blessings to you! I just found your blog the other day and really like it so hurry and get well so you can get on with posting!!

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  19. Angel

    Praying for you, girl! I hope you heal soon!

    Reply

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