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Prayer: Speaking to Spirit


Like most, I have tried to find an effective way to speak to Spirit. Sometimes Spirit is out to lunch and sometimes I have not much to say.

Do You Hear Me?


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep . . .

God, I hope you can hear me.

I've gathered flowers and rocks and such to honor your creations.

I'm not asking for thanks, I did it willingly. Just pointing out the obvious.

I don't want anything big tonight.

I know. It's amazing, isn't it?

All I ask is to keep this feeling that everything is okay, and yes, I know that's asking too much.

Thank you for this day and for tomorrow. Make me humble and patient, most importantly, patient.

Help me realize that I may be just as frustrating to others as they are to me.

I think asking for help losing weight may be a little out of line, but I'm asking anyway. I'm panting when I clean house these days.

Thank you for your goodness. Thank you for my family and friends. Thank you that my brain still works pretty well for an older person.

Keep us safe. If I should die before I wake: It's been a rough ride at times, but worth every moment and I am grateful for this chance at life.

Also, please help me help Lucy lose weight too. She waddles these days.

Cover all of us with your grace and let us learn to love one another the way you intended. We are not doing very well at it at all.




Sue Pratt (author) from New Orleans on January 23, 2019:

Audry, thank you so much for taking ime to comment. I agree. Some prayers are answered and we simply don't realize it. And then again, I thank God for many unanswered prayers! I appreciate your comments.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 23, 2019:

God hears our every prayer. Sometimes we simply aren't listening. Other times our prayers are answered in a way entirely different then what we expect. I always close my prayer with "Your will be done." Thank you for this beautiful message.

Sue Pratt (author) from New Orleans on January 22, 2019:

Pamela, thank you for your comments. If I have a day when I am kind, loving, and patient in all things, I feel like I have succeeded. I hope at some point, they come more often. Thanks again for commenting.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 22, 2019:

I really liked your prayer, and I could very well pray something quite similar. I believe God listens to our prayers, and I don't know why bad things happen sometimes. I just try to live each day to the fullest, to be kind and loving, and yes patient.

Sue Pratt (author) from New Orleans on January 22, 2019:

Thank you, Chitrangada, for your comments. I guess sometimes it's hard to see a prayer is answered, but later we look back and see it was, just maybe not how we thought it should be! And you are right, Spirit listens and cares care of all of us. Thank you again for commenting.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 21, 2019:

Nice poem and so relatable!

I do believe in the power of prayers. Even if after getting disappointed for several reasons, ultimately I turn to The Almighty only. Because, he listens and takes care, may be a little late, but for sure.

Thanks for sharing this inspirational poem!

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