David Timothy Holdsworth

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This is the End:

Lay down together, friends.
Roar lion, roar!
Silent lamb to slaughter.
A child will lead them.
Lay down together, friends.
Speak and nations bow.
Swords to ploughs.
The harvest is plenty.
Lay down together, friends.
Prince of peace.
Hallelujah, angels sing.
Saints awake.
Lay down together, friends.
Lay down on holy ground.
Lay down your weapons.
Lay down your burdens.
Lay down together, friends.
This is the end.

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/40452

11 NOV 2017 AT 23:52

Celtic Cross:

Tall, dark, towering, decorated with curves and angles.
Sign of the people, the passion, and the place.
The circle of life and resurrection.
Hands once held there, feet once nailed.
The inscription King of the Jews
The reality King of all kings.
The King of the Celts died here.
Slain to reconcile man to God.
Art and heritage combine.
The story unfolds as it is retold.
God of our fathers bless us.
Bless us in the shadow of thy cross.

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/39149

10 NOV 2017 AT 18:59

Manna:
My life and soul were parched.
In a proverbial land of hunger and thirst, despair seemed inevitable.
I cried to you like many times before.
You Lord are faithful.
Like Moses striking the rock my thirst was quenched.
Like Manna from heaven my hunger was satisfied.
You are faithful from generation to generation.
Blessed be your name.
Amen.

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/39143

9 NOV 2017 AT 2:20

Son of Love

*Son of Love,
#God of Love,
*Thank you that you are love itself. 
#We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus was born.
*We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus lived a perfect and holy life.
#We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus taught us to love.
*We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus taught us to love God.
#We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus taught us to love each other.
*We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus taught us to love even our enemies.
#We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus died for us.
*We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus took the punishment for all our sins.
#We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus defeated death and rose again.
*We praise you that it was for Love that your Son Jesus set us free.
#We praise you that love incarnate will come again and thank you that you are love itself.
*In the name of the Son of Love,
#Amen

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/40537 NB. This prayer is meant to be suitable for public worship. In this liturgy the # is for all to say and the person leading is a  * ...

8 NOV 2017 AT 1:08

Will you answer Him?

Jesus comes into the world as a little child. The child of an outcast peasant girl. Jesus becomes vulnerable. 
If God is love, then love involves vulnerabilities. The old prophets and even John the baptist come across as powerful. But, Jesus shows power by humbling himself. This runs in the face of what the world wants and expects. Even some of the disciples probably expected Jesus to lead a violent uprising against the tyranny of Rome. This was not his way. Jesus is still counter-culture. 
Still today he stands at the door of people's hearts and knocks. He doesn't kick the door down. Patiently he waits and humbly he knocks. Love is not rude or puffed up. Love is patient. 
He has been so patient with a lost and broken world. Patient with us. 
Patient with me, patient with you. He is still knocking. Will you answer him?

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/40696

7 NOV 2017 AT 3:55

Victory!
Father, true and merciful
Thank you for saving a prodigal.
Your heart of love shines through
You give life fresh and new.
In hope I thirst for more
Christ is the only victory in this war.
The tempter comes knocking
How can one as I stop falling?
Only by you my rock and shield
In your pams my destiny is sealed.
Hallelujah my king 
My heart shall ever sing.
Glory and honour to your name 
Your Salvation is my claim.
Amen.

http://www.poetizer.cz/poem/39103

5 NOV 2017 AT 3:36

They Lie:
They send us off to die. 
Blood and tears we cry. 
In the heat of battle we live. 
Our sweat and life we give. 
Bang beats the drum. 
A war never won. 
Vanity and pride. 
The leaders hide. 
Why should this be? 
Indeed the name of the free? 
No, not in my name. 
This is not a game. 
They send us off to die, we shall not go!
For they lie!

http://www.poetizer.cz/detail/?poem_id=39093

4 NOV 2017 AT 2:18