Prayer Journal: Entry #1


I have recently decided to reread (not at any particular pace) my prayer journals that date back to within a year (March 2002) of my conversion to Christianity (Spring 2001). My reasoning in this is to celebrate God’s faithfulness, to remember his salvation and calling upon my life, and to be encouraged in my present walk with God. Perhaps too, these entries may be some encouragement to you.

This first entry is a poem. I titled it “The Unknown Christian Soldier,” I don’t recall why exactly. The main character is obviously the Lord Jesus. I think maybe that I recall the poem flowing out of a contentment about being an unknown Christian worker, which then led to considering how even the Lord Jesus was lowly with regard to a reputation in the world. May God bless you as you continue to follow him today.

The world doesn’t know him,

or the place from which he came.

He completed the will of his Father –

their desires both the same.

All the traits of a soldier,

this man did possess.

He came willingly as Master and Servant,

and so much more, but nothing less.

He was rejected long ago,

and treated the same today.

He’s been exiled by the world,

though he’s the only one who saves.

Despite the persecution,

his loving hand remains.

He eagerly awaits the day

we’ll call upon his name.

And as a soldier he’ll come,

and save us from our death.

He’ll give us all we need,

and expect nothing back.

What wonderful man is this?

What soldier could this be?

His name is Jesus Christ!

He died for you and me.

Rex J. Howe

March 2002

  1. #1 by Mom on September 3, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Love your poem. Says it all simply and Biblically. Thanks for sharing.

  2. #2 by Anonymous on October 18, 2012 - 11:25 pm


    • #3 by rexhowe on April 4, 2013 - 1:58 pm

      You are welcome friend! Come back again!

      In Christ,

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