I received this meditation including the poem from Ann Mauritia D’cruz. I don’t know Ann, but the email I received impressed me enough to ask for and received her permission to include it on Everyday Christianity. Ann learned of the song from a fellow intercessor of hers and evidently saw the Letter from Bill inspired by the same song. You can find that letter here.
If you are not familiar with the song, I pray you will take the time to read this poem and my letter, where you can listen and be captivated as we are.
My new home faces a lake and the one thing that captivates me is the view of the sun rising and the reflection of the colors on the lake. It is a beautiful sight. It gives me the assurance that the Lord is watching over me.
I have never heard of a prayer “Captivate us, Lord Jesus”. I looked up for the meaning of the word “captivate”. It means “To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence.” I asked the Lord to help me write a poem for Him on this word “Captivate”. But the poem became the prayer of my heart. Oh, I pray that you, too, will be captivated.
Captivate Me – A Poem by Ann Mauritia D’cruz
Captivate me, Jesus – With the beauty of Your holiness
So I will behold with my very eyes
The splendor of Your glory
To stand in awe of Your Name
Captivate me, Jesus – With Your undying love
So in loving I will let go of those I love
Allowing You captivate their hearts
To draw them close to You
Captivate me, Jesus – With Your light
So I will walk as children of light
Shining forth as Your beacon of truth
To guide the lost weary wonderer back to You
Captivate me, Jesus – With Your Word
So I will discern my own heart
Not looking back to the past
To finish the course set for me
Captivate me, Jesus – With You
So my heart will desire no other
Letting me then to serve You
Filled with Your love, zeal and fervor
Captivate me Lord Jesus – just please don’t let me go
Psalm 36:7-9 (Amplified Bible)
7How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. 8They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures. 9For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
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