Wednesday, November 01, 2006

PRAYERS

Many billion of prayers or so
each day up to heaven go
and tumble all about the feet of God.
They arrive in every color
some are bright and some are duller
and as they fall . . . God gives a knowing nod.

Prayers selfish or conniving
burn upon arriving
and fall as ashes on the sender's head . . .
while those with whine or grumble
cause the heavens all to rumble
and drop to earth as solid bits of lead.

But the prayers sincere and deep
are the ones God likes to keep
to show to all the angels near and far.
These prayers are set apart
kept near God's heart
each one made into an everlasting star!

38 comments:

  1. Yah, there are many billions of prayers going to god everyday.... God will acknowledge the sincere ones....

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  2. Maybe God also keeps those prayers of expressions of thanks too.

    I love this bit.
    Prayers of selfish or conniving
    burn upon arriving and fall upon the senders head.
    awwwwwwwwwwwwww

    wonderful poeam about prayer.

    hugs for you on this beautiful but cold Autumn day.
    brrrrrrrrrrrrrh!

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  3. Rarest of Star !!

    Lovely poem, Marg!

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  4. When nothing works, prayers sustain me, even though I am cynical.

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  5. Say something to God.
    God is listening to
    your words or your breath.

    Nice!

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  6. Morning Margie,

    I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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  7. Never thought of the stars as prayers, very good!!

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  8. I like that analogy of stars representing prayers (or vice versa). Very nicely put!

    Did you have a chance to ski over the weekend?

    Keep warm in CO!

    Robyn

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  9. I think my prayers keep getting shuffled under that heavenly rug they have. *sigh*

    Another beautiful poem! Thank you!

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  10. Lovely, Margie

    Incorparating the dark and light side...

    I feel all "good" prayers get asnwered, but not necessarily the way we want ...

    It is good to know that :
    "These prayers are set apart
    kept near God's heart
    each one made into an everlasting star!"

    :)

    Love and joy to you and yours

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  11. Yay!!!! Margie for your beautiful Spirit, so ful of joy and sincerity, and so open to the Love that flows through.

    I love your poem about prayers, and I love the Loving feeling every time I open your beautiful site and read your beautiful words.

    Loving blessings of peace and joy to you.

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  12. Some of my prayers are intercepted by Atheist satelites and reflected back to earth, then fall deep into the ocean where fishies eat them:)

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  13. what a lovely poem..i paused and thanked God..i hope it became an everlasting thought!!

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  14. very lovely, made me think, hope all my prayers are really sincere and deep.

    very good as usual.

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  15. Thanks Margie for such nice, poetikly view of prayers. As usual I was touched.
    My last post is about prayer.
    Blessings to you!

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  16. Margie,

    Hope you are well. Went to minus last night here in the Uk. Big warm hug. :o)

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  17. Thanks to all of you for your nice comments....
    sreejith... trinitystar...jac... kai...gautami...ufukhati...brian...pat...robyn...
    deb... polona..."angeldust"... kozi... serenity...gw mush..(and, you are so silly)...andrew... divya... christabelle and krystyna!

    I'm not feeling so great today, so am back to bed!
    Hope you all have a great day!

    Margie

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  18. trinitystar
    Thanks for the Big warm hug!
    I need one today!

    Hugs to you too!

    Margie

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  19. How touching that our prayers reach up there...how touching that many prayers are still reaching up there...Did I say that twice...LOL..In simple I loved it

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  20. Lovely poem, Margie. Thanks for sharing you with all of us. You have a wonderful loving way.

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  21. All those stars in the sky are unselfish prayers. I love this poem .

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  22. amen. A very good one Margie. This is how the good triumphs over evil.

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  23. awww margie
    hugs

    hope u feel better....:-]

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  24. iamnasra
    So glad to know you loved it!
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  25. don
    Thank you for those kind words!

    Margie

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  26. starry
    It makes me happy that you loved my poem.
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  27. ari
    Glad you liked my poem!
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  28. kai
    Thanks for the hugs!
    I am feeling better tonight.

    ((hugs))

    Margie

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  29. Beautiful sincere sentiment that really bounces along..this would make a great song.
    if only..

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  30. Hi HE
    Thank you!
    A song...you really think so?
    Can you sing it for me?

    Margie

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  31. Great poem Margie!

    Was this inspired by the news article about all the letters written as prayers that were sent to the pastor, but never opened until now?

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  32. Hi Anali
    Thank you!
    No, it was not inspired by that news article....
    I actually wrote this poem last year.

    Margie

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker