Father, lift me above the conflict of ideology:
Religion, philosophy, politics; the confusion
When cultures collide and beast-like biology
Brings out the worst in us; human delusion;
Organized in the ‘isms, schisms, psychology
Of division; the back-biting hate transfusion;
That limits You to our limited understanding.
Father, lift me upward! Where Your eternal
Values transcend human misunderstanding;
Dispel all stubbornness; all my pride infernal
By which I lift myself; foolish grandstanding!
Touting MY knowledge! A miniscule kernel
Of the Truth only You hold comprehending;
The unfathomable, You keep unreachable
To all refusing faith’s surrender; The Lifting;
By bowing down! Refute men un-teachable;
Builders of ‘isms and ‘ologies; Soul’s sifting
In circular judgments, reason un-reachable;
Pieces of comprehension; Wisdom-grifting!
These shards of divinity are hatred and war!
Father, lift me to You! I am unable to climb!
May I dwell in Your Wisdom that sits so far?
Above my reach? Held in Your Love sublime?
Refashion this beast; remove all of sin’s mar!
I submit to redemption’s process over time;
Jesus came down to rise! And lift the limited
From Death’s confines of time, to the eternal!
All Truth, Love, Peace, Hope, Joy is unlimited!
Bequeathed to children obeying Will Paternal;
In acceptance of reality of self with sin whited;
Guided by the Holy Spirit lighting the internal;
No longer strive to be God; By faith is His Rest.