Friday, July 22, 2011

Megan's Prayer! ~A Poem~ by Linda Hogeland

Megan’s Prayer

There is a yearning in my heart Lord that just never goes away
I come before your throne of grace and bow my knees to pray

I know you see my longing Lord and you hear my constant cry
But Lord this empty feeling makes me feel so barren and so dry

I want to be a mother Lord and hold babies in my arms
To gaze into their faces and be won by all their charms

I need to feel their chubby cheeks as I brush them with my kisses
Oh Lord please hear my prayers to you and grant these heart felt wishes

I feel like Hannah of long ago who begged you for a son
She laid it all before you Lord, and you gave her more than one

She dedicated him to you…and I will do this too
For every blessing from above is sent to us from you

I know you have a plan for me…and may I be content
Not my will but thine oh Lord…I yield, humble and spent

Perhaps there is a child out there who needs me like no other
I am willing Lord to raise that child, and hear him call me mother

Whatever you decide dear Lord, I trust your perfect will
I just need grace from day to day to climb this rocky hill

For 8 long years we’ve waited Lord and looked to you for grace
We’ve prayed to see a miracle from the One who hung the stars in space

May I be a faithful witness Lord and share your love with others
Especially with those who just like me are longing to be mothers

No matter what, you are the King, deserving of our praise
So I will raise my arms to you throughout the coming days

You tell us to delight in you… and these things will come to be
Oh Lord I do delight in you…and may you be pleased with me

This is my Psalm, a song to you, my heart’s desire and my prayer
I know your peace will come to me, and I can find rest there!

Written for Megan by Linda Hogeland…July 2011

Please Meet My Beautiful Friend Megan! She Has The Most Beautiful Eyes...The Window To Her Beautiful Soul!

I have a sweet Christian friend named Megan, and she and her husband Kyle have been trying to conceive for 8 long years. My prayers are going up on their behalf...and I hope they will be able to become a family one day soon through conception or adoption.

A very nice lady named,Jen Young...who sells Thirty-One Gifts, has decided to do a fundraiser for Kyle and Megan, and it will go on until August 13th. (Thirty-One Gifts is a faith based company based off Proverbs 31. They offer stylish and affordable totes, purses, and accessories to help make every day life easier.)

You can win this purse! You will be entered into a drawing if you make a purchase!

I am so excited to join in and help, by making a purchase, and also by posting about it here on my blog, and on Facebook.

I would appreciate it so much if you would click on the link and read their story, and see if you are led to help out. And if you cannot make a purchase...please pray for them to be able to conceive or to adopt...and that God will provide the finances that will be needed.

Prayer is important...and prayer changes things! God wants us to bear one anothers burdens, and to pray for other people and for their needs. It would be wonderful help if you could share her link, or her Blog Button on your blog and/or on facebook. And would you please leave her a comment of encouragement and a promise to pray for her!

Thank You...And May God Bless You!

Click here to read Megan's story:

Megan's blog

And here is how you can participate:

* Click here:
* Go to: "My Events" (Under her Picture on the top right)
* Look for: Megan Carlson's Fundraiser
* Select: "Shop Now"

My Six Words:

Please Help Megan And Kyle Carlson!


Jeanie said...

Very sweet of you to share this. I will go have a look.

Kristin said...

I will go take a look too :) Hope you have a great day today!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Linda...It took me almost four years to conceive my son. I thought surely I'd be childless. I didn't have any faith back then...but my hubby, he did.

Now my son and his wife are struggling. He has our Miss K but they want a baby of their own. I know now WHY God allowed my struggles. It was so I could be here for Sarah...

I'll pray about this my friend. I promise.

Love to you~


Bethe77 said...

Thank you for dropping in while I was away visiting my lovely family.
I will be delighted to pray for Megan and her husband to be able to concieve. I will have to check this site out.
You are such a blessing.
Hope you are having a wonderful Summer.

Anonymous said...

I will join in with you in prayer

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Kristin said...

That was such a beautiful poem!

Amy said...

Beautiful poem, Linda. I will definitely go check it out. Thank you for sharing it.

Maryellen said...

Thanks for sharing about Megan. I got myself a nice present, really nice gifts they sell. I will keep Megan in my prayers.

Megan said...

Linda, thank you SO much!! That poem is something I would've written if I could write poetry! It perfectly describes my thoughts and feelings!! Amazing! *tears*

Unknown said...

You have such a beautiful heart. I sure am blessed that you are my momma.
Love you.

Call Me Cate said...

What a nice thing to do for them! I hope their prayers are answered.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

I Am Not Superwoman said...

Linda you ROCK! Megan and Kyle are so lucky to have a friend like you. I am now following Megan and will take a look at the fundraiser. I have heard of thirty-one before. I am sure I can find some thing that I can't live without that will help them. Take care and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

You are such a wonderful, thoughtful person, your friends are in my thoughts and prayers!

Saffron Road said...

Blessings to your friend, her husband, and the child that is waiting for them... Will check out the links.

BTW, you and your hubby are a beautiful couple!

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to you, Linda!
I'm praying for this young couple and believing God will bless them!

He will move on their behalf.

Linda, Your sweet poem says so much and has great meaning. What a wonderful gift you have to write poetry.

Love ya,

Laura Hoekstra-Bettig said...


Just a note to thank you for stopping by my blog today and commenting! I read the poem for your dear friends and pray they will know God's closeness in this hard journey.

I must stop by again to visit your links. Please give my best to Lynnette!

In His love,

Laura Hoekstra-Bettig

Anonymous said...

What a thoughtful post and 6WS.

Jackie said...

You have a wonderful heart. I love everything about this blog. Follow now for inspiration through the day to day.
Thank you for visiting my blog today for 6WS. Have a wonderful weekend. Praying for Megan and the child that will surely come her way.

Madeline said...

It is so thoughtful of you to post about this. Praying for your dear friend.

Bethe77 said...

Linda that prayer is so beautiful that your friend Megan wroite. Bring tears to my eyes. May the Lord bless her with her hearts desire to be a mother in Jesus name.
What a true blessing and friend you are.
Love and Prayers

Jenilee said...

that is so beautiful! so thankful for blogging and the ability to share things like this! Hugs!

Bruno Laliberté said...

things will be as they are meant to be. i wish them the best of luck fulfilling their desire, but should this not happen, i would assume that they are meant to do something else, and they shouldn't turn their back on that possibility.
but what do i know? i'm just an atheist... doesn't mean i don't believe in purpose.

Holly said...

That's a beautiful poem!

Amanda Garcia said...

How beautiful and heartfelt are your words for your friend. God has truly blessed you with a gift, please continue to use this gift as God's heart flows through you to His children. God is the God of the impossible and I stand in agreement with you that God's will be done in Megan's and her husbands lives that they be richly blessed with little ones. Our trials come to make us stronger. Father, in the name of Jesus I pray you would bless this beautiful child of yours with the precious life of a child. Father you know the plans you have for her. Help her to stay strong in the wait. Thank you Father for blessing her womb and for giving her the desires of her heart. Thank you Father for You make all things work together for good to those who love you and are called according to Your purpose. Romans 8:28 God bless you.