Pause for Poetry – Patchwork Prayers

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.

Patchwork Prayers
by Shirley Specht Johnson

Momma stayed up late when we went to bed,
sewing patchwork prayers for the roads ahead.
Saving clothes and fabric, buttons and thread,
stitching them together, spoken prayers were said.
Speaking words of faith, promises she has heard,
speaking the blessings flowing from God’s word.
We’d hear the prayers when she thought we were asleep,
listening so quietly, we would never make a peep.
Through the seasons of my life the prayers I did embrace,
through her patchwork prayers I learned of God’s grace.
Now I stay up late when my children go to bed,
sewing patchwork prayers for the roads ahead.

Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.

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