We live in a world filled with cognition
where the thoughts of a man become his ambition.
Instead of joining together to build a tower to the sun,
man independently builds a tower for one.
When suicide has become
the second leading cause of death,
shouldn’t we take a long look
at what is causing this mess.
Fools will say
it’s because brains are in decay,
but the wise will tell you
it’s because man has followed their own way.
Since the time of Adam and Eve,
man has come to believe
they are like God and all knowing.
Think of the response
from a rebellious son,
“I know” is declared
as he foolishly stands
on his own wisdom.
Death and pollution
has filled the land,
since narcissism and pride
has been the exhale of man.
And just like blame happens
when we act in sin,
we hide the shame of our choices
and point our finger
at our own children.
Instead of saying, “What did I do?”
We look at them and say “Now look at you!”
Father God, please hear my prayer.
I repent for my pride and ask you to spare.
Spare the lives of my sons who did not know,
because of my decision to constantly be on the go.
I allowed things to come into my home
because I had not been taught and I did not know.
I did not know the essence of you.
I lived for me and held tight to my own truth.
Now I not only see the error of my ways,
but I see the narcissism that is rampant these days.
What was once beautiful in every way,
has become polluted and in decay.
The gold and silver that filled the land
has been turned to dust by the potter’s hand.
Where lapis lazuli once filled the sky,
the color of grey has become the apple of our eye.
Lust and greed has become the character of most,
the enemy lives on the dead,
they have become his host.
Help me to speak your truth to this barren world
where witchcraft and idolatry has been hurled.
Help us to stop making excuses by blaming the victims,
for we are responsible for what we have done.
This time of rest has helped me to see
that we have chosen work over our own families.
While we build our houses and own temples
we expect our schools to build our daughters and sons.
The place where knowledge is so greatly behooved,
is the same place where You have been removed.
Oh my God what have we done?
We turned from you and began to run.
We all know that wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord,
why oh why have we allowed the enemy to lord?
So when our children are broken and despair,
help us to stop being fake by pretending to care!
Is our plan to keep shoving knowledge at them,
expecting something different while professing our love?
They can read between the lines.
They are not dumb.
Thank God you are the God of great wisdom.
You gave us time to reflect so that we could change the outcome.
If we love you with all of our heart,
you have promised to never depart.
If we love our neighbors as we love ourselves,
you will forgive us of our sins.
So God, my one true love,
I ask this of thee,
help me to know how to think and believe.
I hand all of my cognition over to you,
because you are the creator of all that is true.
Lift the burden of disbelief
from our children who have learned to retreat.
Put a new heart inside of them,
and give them new breath full of your oxygen.
Fill them with a love
like they’ve never known
for you are the only one
who can heal a heart of stone.