On the Wing of a Prayer
By Chandra D. Lewis
There was a time when my life was
Didn't think we were going to make
it. Ends just weren't meeting.
A mess of my life I made. There
were two children. I was unemployed and had no
man. My spirit was dead. The
compassion in my heart had left; being peaceful was
a foreign language. Welfare
telling me to get a job or your money will be cut
off. My addictions had taken total
control of my life. The food on the table
had become less. Momma was showing
up with bread, milk, eggs, potatoes, and
Hopeless degradation had become
the normal attire for the day.
"It's a Shame" was more
than just the title of that old 60s song. It was being lived.
There was so much pain and anger;
my heart was aching for relief.
Looking for love in all the wrong
places thinking I found it only to be fooled
Sunlight shining through the holes
of the drawn window shade, being
reminded of life once again. Under
emotional shackles and chains living here,
imprisoned my brain. Wanting this
lifestyle to change before I go insane.
Family members dying left and
right, it was hard for me to sleep at night.
I sat in my chair and told God
what I had become. Asking for forgiveness,
crying, shouting Lord what have I
done. Five days had passed,
something miraculous happened; as it
was felt in my heart this was the beginning of a new start.
Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn for
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the merciful for
they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the peacemakers for
they shall be called the children of God.
Sometimes we can make unhealthy
decisions in our lives that may cause
ourselves and others harm. If it's
being good or bad, whichever side we feed into,
the most will win. God has given
me a second chance to live. He did it for me
and He will do it for you.
To those who have prayed for me I
give you thanks, for showing me how to
pray for myself and others with all