Day: October 20, 2018

The Man Child…Still

Commemorating Mental Health Awareness day (10/10/2018) a poem (inspired by the image below) and a prayer.

The Man Child …Still

The contours around

his eyes are cracked

with smile tracks.

They hide internal

frowns, a well-worn

mask.

Speaking to please,

he engages in many a

tiresome task for

accolades and praise.

Still, his inner man

hears the voices of dread,

feels dad’s hands hitting

his head. He wants to run,

but no where is there to hide.

So he fakes strength

and a life of fun.

Anything goes for

ecstasy and mirth.

Still, his inner child

dreads the break of day

sits cross-legged,

head buried as in sand,

wishing he would die or be

blown away.

Still…

©️20-Oct.2018 DENyamekye

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray for those suffering a paralysis of mind and life in general, unable to move on due to hidden childhood scars rooted in abuse and rejection which has resulted in a scarred life; attitudes and acts that continue to be damaging to them and those around them.

Father you know what each of us has been through and goes through on a daily basis. We cannot hide anything from you.

I ask that you heal us in our inner man, and deliver us from pretence and falsehood so that our true selves, who you created us to be would emerge fully to the glory of your name.

For those who are yours in Christ, we desire to be effective witnesses of your kingdom so heal us completely so that we can do the good that we know to do according to your word.

I pray that you will graciously draw to yourself, multitudes who are suffering in general and particularly in relation to their mental health, that they will find healing and comfort in your word and the ministry of deliverance in the power of your Holy Spirit.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Joseph

Famine, He called upon the land,

but God had a divine plan, so He sent Joseph His beloved son.

In slavery he was sold, in prison he was thrown but to save him there was none.

In God’s appointed time, the king had a dream, though among his gifted counsellors interpretation was no where found.

“But wait! a prisoner in chains is the key” uttered Pharaoh’s waiter with no charge or fee.

So Joseph void of strife, interpreted it as a message from God to preserve life.

His feet with fetters were loose so that matters of administration they could pursue, for the king “made him lord of his house, and ruler of …his substance …to teach his senators wisdom”(1), we know this to be true.

His earthly father’s coat of many colours was a childhood privilege, while heavenly Father’s many favours shows in adulthood his life spoke a clear message:

Set apart, to ensure men lived and did not die, a Christlike life given for many regardless of nationality, race or hue.

-Inspiration from the book of Genesis’ story of Joseph & Psalm 105.

-Quote (1)from Psalm 105 vs 22-23

©011017DENyamekye (amended 04/10/18)