Prayers Like Bouquets

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
~Lady Bird Johnson
 Large crowds came to him. 
They brought blind people and those who could not walk. 
They also brought disabled people, 
those who could not speak,
 and many others. 
They laid them at his feet, and he healed them.
Matthew 15:30
Prayers Like Bouquets
Imagine before you a flower cart
overflowing with blooms,
dear to your heart
Unique bouquets
before your eyes-
strangely familiar to your surprise.
Each bouquet
a group of people
for prayers dispensed.
Beautiful bunches
each opportunity,
answered prayers
you’ve yet to see.
Look at the flowers
seeing your friends,
your family and others
on whom your prayers depend.
Pick a bloom 
to hold in hand,
as you do,
answer His command-
to pray without ceasing
and love always…
Prayers like bouquets
lifted up as praise.
©Dawn Paoletta

Prayer, is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.

~ Chrysostom

At all times, pray by the power of the Spirit. Pray all kinds of prayers. Be watchful, so that you can pray. Always keep on praying for all of God’s people.
Ephesians 6: 18

I have been considering the healing power of prayer. The prayer that lifts continuously and quietly, hidden- before His eyes alone, in the chamber of the heart for the physical and spiritual needs of others . I have been thinking of the many groups of people I know in various walks of life. It’s overwhelming at times, all these needs, and prayers that need to be prayed. I just had the image of a cart with colorful bouquets as I contemplated the many needs. Suddenly, I felt inspired, and close to God’s heart and Beauty as I imagined each bouquet God has presented me with for prayer. Family, girlfriends, Christian friends/Body – near and far, enemies (oh yes, them too-flowers all!), fellow bloggers, leaders, teachers, children. Each one a flower in a beautiful bouquet God has given. 

Consider your bouquets today, and lay each one out before Him, 
then raise them up with thanksgiving, prayer and praise.
All beautiful blessings each bouquet, each flower, to Him.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

10 thoughts on “Prayers Like Bouquets

  1. This is so inspiring, praying for people like the unique blooms they are…how wonderful! Thanks for joining the link up and for sharing!


  2. Love this image! Once when I was praying for someone I've prayed years for, an image came to mind of the Lord taking a bowl and pouring it over him. Later I read that exact image in Revelations…that are prayers are in bowls in heaven and at the right time the Lord mixes it with fire and pours it out. I love that. Thanks for sharing! -Pam


  3. Hi Dawn – lovely prayer! prayer is so important and so powerful. I have so much to learn about prayer. thanks for this great encouragement and for linking up.God blessTracy


  4. What a beautiful poem and image, Dawn. I also feel as you do — overwhelmed by all the people in my life, near and far, who are in need of prayer. Some needs are so great, I don't know where to start!Yet what a sweet and oh-so-helpful picture you have painted here, though — a garden full of prayer needs we can pick, set into a prayer bouquet and present to our loving, capable Father, Who is more than pleased to receive from us, His children.Thank you, dear bloggy friend!At His feet,Pam


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