Posts Tagged ‘Six for Twelve for 2012’

Five for Twelve on 5-4-12

June 5, 2012

Isaiah 62 with its 12 verses comprises the theme for the New Year: “Twelve for Twelve in 2012.”

 At the beginning of the New Year, I posted a blog in Dr. J’s Apothecary Shoppe based on my theme and scriptural focal point for 2012. In this case, I had selected Isaiah 62, a passage that most providentially contains twelve verses. In studying the chapter, I decided to write a series of poems, as I personalized each of the twelve verses, calling the collection “Twelve for Twelve for 2012.” Here is the link to the first installment, published in two parts, inspired by Isaiah 62:1: “One for Twelve”:

The series continues with the sixth installment “Six for Twelve,” a personalized poetic rendering of Isaiah 62:6, posted on June 4, 2012 (6-4-12).  Here is the verse from the New Living Testament:

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls;
they will pray day and night, continually.
Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.      

 Isaiah 62:6

 Six for Twelve

 Isaiah 62:6



No matter what happens I say, “Watch, fight and pray.”         

O Jerusalem, I have posted my watchmen on your walls;        

Take note and see that they pray continually.   

As a desperate man, one who constantly calls,                             

So pray day and night; pour out your souls before Me.         

No matter what happens I say, “Watch, fight and pray.”  

Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.

Approach Me with gratitude and have no complaint.                    

I have empowered you with the might of My Word. 

The Lord says men should always pray and not faint.   

Morning, noontime, evening and night, throughout the day, 

No matter what happens I say, “Watch, fight and pray.”      

The phrase “Watch, fight and pray,” brings to mind one of the verses from the gospel song “O Happy Day” popularized by the Edwin Hawkins Singers in 1969.