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About the Writer:
Sherrill Schlimpert

An ordinary suburban girl with an extraordinary passion for seeking the Lord’s will in her life, Sherrill is more than a poet. She is a retired elementary school teacher, mother of two grown children, and wife for over 31 years. One dreary morning's drive awakened her passion for writing prayer-poetry as God greeted her with a spectacular sunrise. Her flow of words and faith has filled two self-published books so far.


Deliver Us From Evil

By Sherrill Schlimpert


The devil prowls like a hungry lion, (1 Peter 5:8-9)

We never know the form He’ll take.

He lurks to devour our lives.

Our minds he lives to overtake.


Our marriages, our children,

Our devotion, our ministry.

He can turn good into bad, (Rom. 8:28 )

If we stay on bended knee.


The Word is our only weapon.

We must keep it honed and sharp

Ever at the defensive,

For, our minds he looks to warp.


Depression, meanness, addictions,

He knocks us into our default,

Unless we rely on His Spirit

To continually guard our heart.


For in our life will be trials,

Yet our God will walk us through,

Or we’ll be delivered from them.

He has the plans for what He will do.


His ways to us are mystery,

But even if we succumb on earth,

We’ll be delivered by our trials,

The devil will be allowed no mirth.


For whether by, through, or from our trials,

We know God will deliver us.

His kingdom will not be destroyed.

He’ll save us – in that we can trust.

Copyright © April 2007 - Sherrill Schlimpert. All rights reserved.

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