Thinking Thursday: Close To God?

I’ve been sorting out papers, and I found a poem that I wrote at age 16. The thought-provoking thing is not the contents of the poem (which I think is quite good), but the fact that I had joined the Mormon (LDS) Church that year. Doesn’t that put a different slant on it?

Can God speak to Mormons? Does God speak to anyone who isn’t a born-again Christian? Was my experience at 16 truth or deception? I’ll leave you to think about it – comments welcome.


When evening comes and darkness falls
And the whole world seems asleep,
‘Tis then I love to walk alone
And with God counsel keep.

Although I walk upon my feet
In things material,
I feel as if I float along –
Become ethereal.

The stillness and the dark of night
Subdue material things,
And face to face I talk with God,
And my whole spirit sings.

‘Tis then I let my mind run free,
And my true self I find,
I open up my heart to God,
And share with him my mind.

I tell him all my deepest thoughts –
My dreams and hopes and fears.
In turn he greets me, and my Lord
In majesty appears.

Oh then, such wondrous thoughts appear,
Which words cannot express.
I’m filled with awe and gratitude,
And my Lord’s name I bless.

I thnk thee, Lord, that I have found
This way to talk with thee.
For still I know that when night falls,
In silence I am free.

The world is noisy, full of hate –
At times I feel so lost,
Then through this special time I find
The Saviour’s path I’ve crossed.



About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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