Prone to doubting, Father of power
I lack the faith to trust Thy word
To take the step that means redemption
Accepting love, You as my Lord

Prone to fearing, Father almighty
I lack the courage I need today
To live the life Your love demands me
Love expressing, Thy will, Thy way

Prone to stumbling, Father of mercy
I lack humility to take your love
To accept forgiveness, all my sinning
Thy love astounding, covering all


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  1. This reminds me of “prone to wander, Lord, I feel it…prone to leave the God I love.”

    Great poem.

  2. Jenn,

    That hymn, did in fact, inspire this poem. I was sitting in church during the message on Sunday, leafing through my hymnal, and ran across it. :)

  3. I like it yet it left me feeling kind of sad that the person couldn’t take that step of faith. I guess I feel kind of like that sometimes and I am a Christian. I just don’t think that I can take that step that God is asking me to take.

  4. Part of me always wants to add that last verse that resolves the conflict. The truth is though, often the conflict doesn’t end for us, ala Romans chapter seven.

  5. That is totaly what I was trying to say. You said it so much better. I don’t think you should resolve it because of the fact that most of the time it doesn’t end.

  6. thanks for this poem. It’s my favorite of yours, probably because I can relate so well to it! wit: “what was often thought but ne’er so well expressed”
    Maybe the essence of our relationship with God is our proneness to all of these things and our ability to come to Him anyway, bringing them with us. That’s what I love most about Him, I think