Get out of the boat

Inspired by Matthew 14:22-33.  Please feel free to read before, or after! 

 

Reach Your hand to me, oh Lord.

Touch me so that I won’t sink in.

Raise my face to Your eyes.

Touch my spirit so I can rise!

 

Walk me across the water, oh Lord!

Blind me to all but Your hand.

Watch my steps, let me falter not.

Blind me to all but each step ahead!

 

Lord, before all of that, please God.

Let me hear Your voice calling me.

Lord, draw me to You, wherever.

Lord, tell me, “Get out of the boat!”

 

Jesus, You never fail us. We fail us.

God, Your promises never break.

People, we fail, we break, we sink too.

We can’t walk on the water unless we

get out of the boat!

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33 Comments

  1. brian miller said,

    April 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    amen, and amen…nice prayer from you as well….we all need those promptings to get out the boat…

    if you stop by my place, check todays post…i write for another place as well as dverse where this would fit perfect as well…smiles.

    • shanyns said,

      April 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Brian, thank you for coming by. Glad you enjoyed the prayer poem!

      I’ll head over and check it out, thanks for letting me know my friend.

  2. April 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Very uplifting and meaningful write…thanks for the joyful words ~

    • shanyns said,

      April 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for your encouragement and for coming by! Bless you.

  3. ManicDdaily said,

    April 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Pretty scary though! But right. There is a very funny story – it’s too long really for here– about three rowboats and a helicopter! (Person stuck on a roof.) Take care, thanks much. K.

    • shanyns said,

      April 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      it is scary, but that is the faith part, right? I think I know that story…it is a good one! So glad you came by.

  4. April 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Yes, sometimes we have to also help ourselves instead of expecting God to always do it for us. He gave us the means, we need to use them. Lovely prayer, prose Shanyn

    • shanyns said,

      April 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks for coming by, and you are right. We have to get out of the boat, we have to take those steps…He is always there for us but we do the work and the walking!

  5. ManicDdaily said,

    April 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Not at all–your posts are very uplifting. k.

  6. hedgewitch said,

    April 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Your sense of faith in this is uplifting, Shanyn.

  7. Alecia said,

    April 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Beautiful!

  8. claudia said,

    April 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    nice…one of my fav stories when peter wants so desperately to get out of the boat and then the winds and the wave…like real life…smiles

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 3:46 am

      Claudia – it is a real reminder of what happens when we start looking in the wrong places! Thanks for coming by, glad you left with some smiles.

  9. Laurie Kolp said,

    April 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Oh, I love this… especially the final stanza.

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Laurie – thank you! So glad you stopped by and glad you enjoyed the poem.

  10. margaretbednar said,

    April 26, 2012 at 2:24 am

    What an intriguing idea you have here. I enjoyed this.

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Margaret – thank you. Glad you stopped by and very happy you enjoyed the read.

  11. margaretbednar said,

    April 26, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Love this idea. enjoyed this a lot.

  12. Semaphore said,

    April 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    An affirmation as real and uplifting as a psalm.

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 3:48 am

      Thank you! Your comment made my evening…so glad you stopped by.

  13. April 26, 2012 at 3:23 am

    we can’t walk on water unless we get out of the boat… sometimes i wonder if this translates to, we can’t see God until we get out of church…. it’s the bubble that keeps us trapped. a poignant write, friend, thank you.

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Sometimes I think your observation is completely correct! Thank you for coming by and leaving your comment, I appreciate both!

  14. butterflybiblestudies said,

    April 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful, My Friend!

  15. r.elliott said,

    April 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    stopping by from emily’s…you title sunflowers caught me…glad I stopped by…I say Amen to this…blessings~

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, I’m going to be back to visit the poets that posted there today! I appreciate your comment.

  16. April 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What a beautiful poem about faith:
    “Blind me to all but Your hand.”
    Lovely to meet you.
    (And by coincidence– I happened to write about walking on water in a post earlier this week, too).

    • shanyns said,

      April 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you for coming by and for leaving your comment…I appreciate it. Will be going to read your post!

  17. Pam M. said,

    April 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Wow — for me, reading this was like being inside Peter’s head way back when. This was beautiful and I love it! Thanks once again, Shanyn!!!

    • shanyns said,

      April 27, 2012 at 2:03 am

      Thanks so much Pam…your comment is a blessing!


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