A Virgin’s Prayer

by Pat Severin

In contemplation, Lord, I come,
As I await His birth, Your Son.
I’m humbled you’ve chosen me
To weave into Your tapestry.
Each day I’m blessed to be a part;
I feel Your love beat in His heart.
To be a part of all you’ve promised,
Makes me sure I can be honest.

My own anticipation’s heightened,
Though honored, Lord, I still am frightened.
This journey we are on is daunting,
Some rest it what, indeed, I’m wanting,
I’m over-joyed this child’s birth
Will bring such joy to all the Earth,
A joy that has been long-awaited
That You, my Lord, in me created!

Dear Joseph’s been, I’m sure you see,
A helpmate taking care of me...
Expanding now, though not his child.
From judging eyes, he feels exiled.
They judge him for they do not know
In me you’ve made their Savior grow
Or that this Child will save mankind
As God and man have been combined.

I am as I have always been
Your handmaid, Lord, as You begin
To ready me, prepare me for
This privilege, You have in store.
My Child will be the culmination
Of Your plan, the world’s salvation.
With this my fervent prayer, I close
In hopes I soon will find repose. Amen.

Pat Severin is a retired Christian school teacher who serves her Lord in many ways. These have included school, church and teen ministries and her current personal ministry of creating cards that include her original poems of encouragement. These she sends out weekly to those going through difficult life struggles. 

In addition to her Christian poetry contributions to the Agape Review, she has been published in the Clay Jar Review, Thewayback2ourselves, and Pure in Heart Stories, which features Christian poetry and stories for children. She has been published in many of the Southern Arizona Press Anthologies, in the book called I Chose You: Imperfectly Perfect Rescue Dogs and their Humans and will be featured in the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lessons I Learned from My Dog. Pat is a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators.

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