Time to Pray

I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered.
He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me.
He said, "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
"My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

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I Never Found The Time

I knelt to pray but not for long
I had too much to do,
Must hurry off and get to work
For bills would soon be due,
And as I said a hurried prayer
Jumped up from off my knees,
My Christian duty now was done
My soul could be at ease.
All through the day I had no time
To speak a word of cheer,
No time to speak of Christ to friend
They'd laugh at me I feared.

No time - no time, too much to do
That was my constant cry.
No time to give to those in need.
At last it was time to die,
And when before the Lord I came,
I stood with downcast eyes
Within His hand he held a book,
It was the Book of Life.
He looked in the Book and said
Your name I cannot find,
I once was going to write it down
But never found the time