Poem: “How far above politics You are, O Lord”

How far above politics You are, O Lord

– high above the low-slung mud
and lack of love shown for others,
including our own country.

Let us be a nation who dwells in You.

Let Your justice reign!
Let Your regard for every person
be the law
by which we guard ourselves from error.

Bind the terror and troubles
that tear us apart
or make us tremble and fade
into our fears.

Raise us above the dust
from which we’re made –
the shade in which we hide.

Give us Your ways to praise You,
O God Most High.
Lift our lives –
our politics and praises – to the sky!

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016

Mary Harwell Sayler is a lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, the Church, prayer, and poetry. Her published works include hundreds of poems and 27 books in all genres. She discusses poetry forms and techniques on the Poetry Editor & Poetry blog.