A Year of Prayers by Jack Bartlett

By Jack Bartlett

The 365 poems during this assortment, one for each day of the yr, are a trip via prayer. the target of the poems is to function an accompaniment to prayer, silently, within the type of a verse. The preliminary thought of those writings used to be from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric during the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in background and within the author's way of life. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems are usually not date particular, denomination particular, or perhaps particular to the writer purely, yet to each person. The poems communicate of topics comparable to religion, demise, nature, freedom, love, attractiveness, and background. every one poem is meant in an effort to stand by itself, self reliant of the others. those poems are specific in that they're prayers first, poems moment, and will be thought of day-by-day devotions, religious meditations, or as a source for pastors of all Christian denominations. they're written in order that they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be beautiful to secular tastes besides.

The enormous job of penning this many poems introduced the author's cognizance to prayer itself, and to the character of creative expression, which can't be compelled, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the guidelines or inspirations gave cause to think that, no longer strangely, the writer had support from the very ONE being written to, and about.

"At a going-away get together years in the past, Jack Bartlett gave me a gift--a folder of his poems, adored items of his center and brain tying these components of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now bargains simply any such present to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his middle and brain understand of affection, peace, and grace--and a God who catches up all our hearts and minds in loving embrace."
--L. Wayne Bryan
Executive Minister, Retired
South Carolina Christian motion Council

"A magazine 'launched' on the author, written ordinarily in solitude, the place he unearths himself 'like a iciness foot with out a sock,' day-by-day, within his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling even though autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A 12 months of Prayers' heralds his shape-shifting Lord as 'the maestro of majestic cohesion.' His radiant verses frequently echo the playfulness of G. M. Hopkins, the surprising center jolts of Reynolds cost, and the fierce, psalmic inquisitions and jubilations of King David. 12 months of luminous tanagers and hummingbird wings, 'pink moon seasons' and 'hemlock canopies,' nursing houses and Roman villas, squaddies and kids, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, paintings and song, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all visible as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous trip' at the 'trail for your love'--encountering God."
--Brent Funderburk
Professor of Art
Mississippi kingdom University

Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi country college. He has one booklet of poetry released, shades, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the average world.

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