Lord Jesus, Help Me (Rondeau Challenge)

Lord Jesus, help me make it through the day

Help me to show your love in ev’ry way

And may I daily seek to do your will

And thank you when I fail, you love me still

For though I falter, by my side you’ll stay.


My burdens, by your cross I daily lay

And in your name I speak whene’er I pray

When bitter tears do cause my eyes to fill

Lord Jesus, help me.


No words are ever adequate to say

How I will love you Jesus, come what may

And if this day, there comes a bitter pill

That I don’t want to swallow, or a hill

That’s hard to climb, or skies are dark and grey

Lord Jesus, help me.


About Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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10 Responses to Lord Jesus, Help Me (Rondeau Challenge)

  1. Maggie says:

    Anne, you are amazing. This is fantastic, and by the way, I agree with every word of what you wrote. Hey, it’s a small thing but, just for the sake of the form, would you at all consider omitting the word “me” from the second and third stanzas? Would that change the meaning too much for you? Even if you don’t, I think it’s fine the way it is. I love it. Please, please, please keep writing them.

  2. adrianduque89 says:

    Beautiful poem!

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