Time to Pray

” …For where is God our maker, who giveth songs in the night, Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?”
-Job 35.10, 11

Now the lands is dry
We seek drinking water
Strife is the order of the day
Pain, prejudice, poverty
Little children and divorce effects
Religious misunderstandings
Jerusalem, Syria and Africa
Wildfires and ethnic tensions
Ebola and HIV, neighborhood crimes
This is not the earth I write of…

Even when hopes fade like the sun down
And the paths are full of great thorns
We look unto Thee Jehovah Shammah
The One who knows the end from the start

This is not a poem, please don’t count it as such. This is my reflection, a prayer I render to God Almighty. The world has lost her mind. News of death, pain, disasters, diseases, wars, ethnic tensions, poverty, drought, earthquakes and more. I am scared of watching the news. I can’t imagine what the world is heading to… Please pray with me.

By Oke Iroegbu

Finance Graduate, Bibliophile and Bard of Ovim, his hometown. Read more at

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