Wish Into Prayer

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Wish Into Prayer

“Starlight, star bright,.
First star I see tonight,.
I wish I may, I wish I might,.
Have this wish I wish tonight…”

Science tells us that all the stars
That we see are likely already dead
Does this mean that our wishes are
Dead as well, better left unsaid?

As I ponder this question
I notice something about the star
That I had been wishing on –
It was actually a planet named Mars.

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I didn’t want to repeat myself to a ball of gas
And “planet bright planet might” just wasn’t the same
So I pulled the curtains over the window glass
And decided to sleep with the wish still in my brain.

If only I had a magic lamp like Aladdin
Maybe my wish could come true
But my lamp is electric and plugs in
And emits a soft hue…

I contemplate rubbing the lamp
But I know that it won’t work
Not because it says “Made in China” on the stamp
Or because the genie is a jerk

Image credit: Pixabay

But because I’m practical
And genies don’t exist. I stare at the ceiling
And count the shadows on the wall.
Boy, I hate this feeling.

The jumble of words
Keeps me awake in bed
But then I remember there is One who heard
So I made the wish into a prayer instead.

“You are not dead like the stars
And Your Light still shines bright;
I will instead rest in the fact that You are
Listening to my prayers tonight…”


I wrote the first draft of this during FAWM (February Album Writing Month) and later added to it and edited it. It’s a crazy one; I hope you all get a kick out of it. 🙂


43 thoughts on “Wish Into Prayer

  1. LOL Grace LOL! You hit my funny bone and thought at the same time. Our God is the light of the world and He is risen and is with us as we think and speak, Thank you for the fun thoughtful post.

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  2. I love it, Grace! God is not a genie and I am grateful that I can go to Him and pray anytime compared to the 3 wishes a so-call genie grants.

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    • (I’m so sorry for the delay in answering this – your comment went to spam for some reason.)

      Amen, amen, amen! 😀

      Thank you! ❤

      Oh my – of course, you may reblog!!! You've made my day! 🙂 Thank you so much! ❤ ❤ ❤

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        • Thank you! ❤ I saw that you did! It means a lot to me that you thought it worthy of reblogging. 😊

          So far, no more of your comments have gone into my spam – but when I checked just now, one other person was in there.

          I'm seeing your posts in my reader! 🙂 I turned off the email notifications back in November when I got high-speed Internet (because the Reader works for me now so I didn't need to be notified twice). But if you want, I'll turn it back on for your blog so we can check to make sure the email notifications are working! 🙂

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      • I thought that you who said it. But I get it. I didn’t think I would show my face either originally, but I thought if people had a face to connect to the writing, maybe that would make it more personal. Originally, I thought if people knew I was a woman I would be judged a particular way, especially about the things I write about. But, God made me who I am, and I’m not going to hide that. He will provide for me. 🙂

        It’s such a beautiful photo, I can see how hard it is to resist.

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        • Yeah… XD

          Oh, I see. I hadn’t thought about that, but I think you’re right, it does make it a bit more personal. 🙂

          Oh. Haha, well… I didn’t judge at all. (But then, I’m a woman too…) I actually was happy that you are a woman (and maybe around my age too). But yes, you are beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)! ❤

          I look so much younger than I am that I thought if I showed my face, it would end up like what happens to me offline – people assume I'm really young and don't take me seriously. (Someone asked me last year what grade I was in… she thought I was 12. I'm 26. 😆)

          Thank you! ❤ 🙂

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