By Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

Prayer: Shall

ONE: A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”



The time is now, for you have called

The place is now, for you have spoken


Yes, it is a wilderness, a desert even

So dry, so rough

So uneven

Yes, the gap is so very wide between the high and the low


But you have called

You have spoken

Not an if or when or maybe

Not even a try


You have spoken shall

Every valley shall be lifted

Every mountain shall be made low

The uneven shall be made level

The rough shall be made smooth


So, we will persevere in this wilderness of preparing

We will not forge a path or blaze a trail but make a highway

A highway for your coming

For your glory, O God shall be revealed in this place

And all shall see it

All shall see it together



Shall © 2018 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

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