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Prayer Poem

Retired counselor, 341 short stories published by FSU. I have 4 sons, love sharing photography, writing, love travel, sunshine, sea & Grace.


Sometimes there's a loneliness we cannot hide

deep down we feel this ache inside

an emptiness we cannot fill

a heaviness within until...


Broken, we reach out in prayer

knowing not whether you are there

And yet, each time a peace descends

and from the ache a warmth transcends


Oh give us faith, enough to say

it is us who turns the other way

ignoring your love we go it alone

and with every step our heart turns to stone


We need your love to keep our hearts light

Our prayers help us turn our wrongs into right

your love fills us up, and heals all our pain

So I pray we'll never turn, away from you again


Helen Lewis 2009

© 2010 Helen Lewis

Comments

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on February 28, 2014:

Beautiful! Very consoling! Passing it along.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on January 30, 2011:

Thank you for your kind comment, Silver Poet, I am glad you enjoyed it.

Silver Poet from the computer of a midwestern American writer on January 30, 2011:

Beautiful poem. Just beautiful.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on December 07, 2010:

Hi Vocalcoach thank you so much for your kind comments! Nice to meet you again :-) Helen

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on December 04, 2010:

How I love your poem...so beautiful and a good reminder.

Keep up the great writing. I thank you so much.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on November 16, 2010:

Hi Sage, I am so pleased you liked it and danced - Gosh, you must dance all day - how wonderful!

Sa`ge from Barefoot Island on November 16, 2010:

Beautiful my dear, beautiful. :D hugs :D danced my way to that vote. :D

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on November 16, 2010:

Well thank you Brother Dave for your lovely comment!

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on November 16, 2010:

brightforyou: You express these feelings from deep inside you and they move me. Thank you.

Brother Dave. As a Christian writer, I truly enjoyed this heartfelt expression.

Brother Dave.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on November 13, 2010:

Hi dianeaugust, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. It would be nice to sell artistic copies.. who knows, one day I hope! thanks for the idea. Nice to meet you.

dianeaugust from Tennessee on November 13, 2010:

brightforyou--this poem is a such a lovely affirmation of prayer and the way it heals us. You should (and may have) sell artistic copies of these words. What a lovely reminder they would offer us if we could read them on our wall every day. Thank you.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on November 04, 2010:

Gosh Micky Dee - you've got me blusing! Thank you so much for your very generous comment.

Micky Dee on November 04, 2010:

Awesomely beautiful- as you!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 30, 2010:

H equinelover909 thank you for your comment - you're welcome, I look forward to reading your hubs - nice to meet you!

equinelover909 on October 30, 2010:

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 30, 2010:

Good morrow to you too Larry, thank you for your kind comments. I shall take a sip of your kindness and start the day my friend... Helen

Larry Conners from Northern Arizona on October 30, 2010:

Good morning, Helen...What a thoughtful and sweet poem you have written here...This poem should be whispered to oneself when getting up in the morning, taken like a good cup of coffee that starts the day...Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 29, 2010:

Thank you so much for your kind words richtwf you are very welcome - I look forward to reading your hubs!

richtwf on October 29, 2010:

A beautiful poem and reminder of the power of the prayer. Thanks for sharing these wonderful and inspiring words.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 29, 2010:

Why thank you debbiesdailyviews for your very kind comments!

debbiesdailyviews on October 29, 2010:

That was really beautiful.

You have a beautiful soul.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 29, 2010:

Hi jillofalltrades, thank you for your very kind comments - I'm glad you enjoyed the prayer poem. You are welcome!

Hi wearing well, so glad to hear I gave your day a lift and thank you so much for your kind comments; I am so glad you enjoyed reading it!

Deborah Waring from Lancashire U.K. on October 29, 2010:

Thank you brightforyou for giving my day a lift.Your beautiful poem was a joy to read:)

jill of alltrades from Philippines on October 29, 2010:

Wow, what a beautiful poem! What a beautiful prayer!

Thanks for sharing!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi tnderhrt23, thank you so much for your kind comment; nice to meet you!

tnderhrt23 on October 28, 2010:

What a lovely piece! I totally relate. Thank you!

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi inspiredbydg thank you for your comments on this hub and glad you could relate to it. I look forward to reading your hubs.

inspiredbydg from San Diego Ca on October 28, 2010:

So true to relate to a prayer that reaches deep down inside the human experience words that can give one hope that there is light, positive emotions, a new life waiting to be born just a prayer, a word, a thought, a experience away.

Thanks for coming to my sight and following me; I will do the same.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi sherrylou57, your welcome and thank you for your kind comment - I look forward to reading your hubs!

sherrylou57 from Riverside on October 28, 2010:

Nice poem, and thank you for sharing the poem.

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi DjBryle - why thank you for your very kind comments! I look forward to reading your hubs... (the problem with Hubpages is that there are so many wonderful people with such interesting hubs like yours, I don't know when I'll be able to get any work done)! Nice to meet you!

DjBryle from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) on October 28, 2010:

This is beautiful, life is easy as long as we never stop remembering that He is there and prayers can really move mountains! I love this poem, voted up and rated it beautiful because it is! Thanks for sharing! =)

Helen Lewis (author) from Florida on October 28, 2010:

Hi singlemomat52, thank you for your kind comments. I hope people can relate to it at some time or another in their lives..

Hi WoodsmensPost - thank you for your lovely comment!

WoodsmensPost from Arizona on October 28, 2010:

Beautiful

singlmomat52 on October 28, 2010:

brightforyou you have said in few words what many cannot say or even think. Some people will not understand this, but many will and so I thank you for the reminder of what it truly is all about!

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