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Krista Longeway is a poet and a writer who has been a part of the VAC family since 2018.  She is also a special education teacher and proud mom of two. When she's not writing, she enjoys baking, curling up with a good book, and spending time in her garden. For more of her writing, you can follow her blog at

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.  By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life… Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God. Psalm 42:7-8, 11

When was the last time you cried out to God in a deep, heart-felt prayer?  This poem describes a moment when, from deep within myself, my spirit called out... and my God answered by drawing near to me.  How do I know that he was there?  I felt a peace that came from outside of myself… a peace that had no explanation or reason.  At that moment, I felt comforted by his presence and overwhelmed by the depth of His love. Whether in wakefulness or in sleep, I reach out to touch the deepest part of God. For he is my Saviour who sings a song of love and forgiveness, providing comfort in my struggles. So I call out to the God of my life with all that I am, singing his praises, come what may. 

Deep Calls to Deep

In a silent prayer, deep calls out to deep
In my wakefulness and even in my sleep
As my soul reaches out to the God I love
His spirit washes over me from above
Like the swell of waves that sweep across the sea
Washing all of my sins away from me
As my spirit calls out to God in this way
The Lord gently directs his love by day
At night the comfort of his song is with me
A sweet song of love that always makes me see
That throughout the night and throughout every day
In all life’s circumstances, come what may
The God of love is always by my side
With forgiveness his arms are open wide
So I put my hope in God and sing in praise
To my Saviour who is gentle in his ways
Whether I find myself in joy or strife
I call out a prayer to the God of my life