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 concept of those writings used to be from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric during the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in heritage and within the author's everyday life. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems aren't date particular, denomination particular, or maybe particular to the writer in basic terms, yet to every body. The poems converse of topics similar to religion, dying, nature, freedom, love, attractiveness, and background. every one poem is meant as a way to stand by itself, self sustaining of the others. those poems are distinct in that they're prayers first, poems moment, and will be thought of day-by-day devotions, non secular meditations, or as a source for pastors of all Christian denominations. they're written so they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be beautiful to secular tastes in addition.

The huge activity of penning this many poems introduced the author's consciousness to prayer itself, and to the character of creative expression, which can't be pressured, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the information or inspirations gave cause to think that, no longer strangely, the writer had aid 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, loved items of his center and brain tying these elements of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now deals simply this sort of reward to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center 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 writer, written generally in solitude, the place he unearths himself 'like a iciness foot and not using a sock,' day-by-day, inside of his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling notwithstanding autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A 12 months of Prayers' heralds his shape-shifting Lord as 'the maestro of majestic cohesion.' His radiant verses usually echo the playfulness of G. M. Hopkins, the surprising center jolts of Reynolds cost, and the fierce, psalmic inquisitions and jubilations of King David. one year of luminous tanagers and hummingbird wings, 'pink moon seasons' and 'hemlock canopies,' nursing houses and Roman villas, squaddies and youngsters, DNA and melanoma, fireplace ants and catfish, paintings and track, 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 experience' at the 'trail for your love'--encountering God."
--Brent Funderburk
Professor of Art
Mississippi country University

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

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