Thursday, November 09, 2006

A PRAYER...THE OPEN SPACES

Dear Lord, I love the wild and open places
creations of your hand in old and new . . .
Let me but live where there are mighty traces
of stately trees, and rocks, and skies of blue!

Give me a heart as open as the plains
a mind that reaches high as mountain peaks . . .
a soul that soars above the winds and rains
where only God through radiance speaks!

Give me of kindness, love, a goodly measure
of sympathy, that flows like rivers deep . . .
devotion, reverence, and your pleasure
let me the precepts of your wisdom keep!

Let me be as crystal snow-flakes falling
that blanket earth with dazzling whiteness and pride . . .
then guide me when I hear your loving voice calling
to span the stretches of the Great Divide!

58 comments:

  1. Another beautiful poem from your pen.

    G-d gives us all these things and something else... freewill. It is how we use G-d's gift.

    Have a lovely day

    lotsa luv ann xxxx

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  2. lovely poem...
    give me a heart as open as field..
    so that all the wonderful things can be part of it...

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  3. Thank you very much Margie for this beautiful prayer!
    Have a wonderful great day!

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  4. Hi Margie, been reading your poetry, beautiful!! Especially ‘Invitation’, very inspiring!

    Thank you for sharing this lovely prayer!

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  6. Margie,
    The greatest compliment I can give a person is that they bring out the best in others.
    Your beautiful words do just that, you can tell by the kind of comments that people leave on your blog.
    If you can do this with just words on a blog, I cant evenimagine what a blessing it is to know you in person.

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  7. Love "crstal snowflakes!! A prayer for all. Very good!!

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  8. nice prayer,nice site n u r nice,keep it up.watz yr kind of color?

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  9. I love your prayer and believe in them so much! Keep on touching people's lives!

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  11. Lovely! ... Thanks for popping in. Taking another day off ... some time for pondering.
    Big hugs.
    Keep warm.
    see you soon.

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  12. God's creation is a beautiful and magnificent thing! I'm glad you appreciate all you have that surrounds you.

    Beautiful as always!

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  13. This is a wonderful prayer! Thank you!

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  14. We should all have this prayer. You summed it so well.

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  15. Margie,
    What a gift. Thank you so much for these beautiful words from such a beautiful soul.

    Loving blessings to you!

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  16. Lovely, Margie! God bless you! c",)

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  17. Hi ann
    Your visits to me are so nice!
    You make me smile!
    Thank you!
    Every day, I ask God to give me new eyes, and new ears...so that I might not miss all the beauty around me....
    Then...I am able to write about all that beauty in my poetry!

    I do love your poems!
    Hoping you too...
    have a lovely day!

    Margie:)
    xxxxxx

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  18. Hello mojindro
    Thanks for your visit...again!
    And, your lovely comment!
    Hoping so much your aunt will be okay!

    Margie:)

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  19. Hi krystyna
    It is always so nice to have you
    visit...
    You are so welcome...
    for the prayer!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Margie:)

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  20. Hello liz
    I am happy you came to visit me!
    Thanks for the kind words about my poetry!
    I am so glad to share this prayer!
    I will visit you soon!
    Take care!

    Margie:)

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  21. hi gw mush
    I don't know what to say...
    except you touched me so very much
    with those kind and wonderful words!
    You are so sweet!
    Thanxxxx so much!

    Margie:)

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  22. Hi neers
    Thanks so much!
    How goes it with you?

    Margie:)

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  23. Hello pat
    Thanks so much!
    Hope you have a great day!

    Margie:)

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  24. Hi moonlight
    Welcome!
    So nice to have you visit!
    Thank you for the nice comments!
    I will visit you soon!

    Have a nice day!

    Margie:)

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  25. Hello blueberry_rumraisins
    I am so glad you love my prayer!
    Thanks so much for your sweet words!

    Margie))

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  26. Hi trinitystar
    okay...see you soon!
    Thanks so much!
    I'm staying warm..but we might get snow tonight!
    Margie:)
    xxxxxxx

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  27. Hello deb
    Thanks so much!
    All the beauty in this world is incredible!!!

    Margie:)

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  28. Hi Kathi
    I'm so glad share this prayer with you!
    Thanks so much for your kind comment!

    Margie:)

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  29. Hello gautami
    Thanks so much!
    Enjoy your day!

    Margie:)

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  30. Hi serenity
    Thank you so much for your very kind words!
    You touch me!

    Loving blessings to you also!

    Margie:)

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  31. Hello irene
    Thank you!
    May god bless you also!

    Margie:)

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  32. MAAAARGE! What ? why do you ask God for all those ? you have them already

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  33. U r already there sweetie.

    **Let me be as crystal snow-flakes falling

    beautiful!

    HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!!
    Keshi.

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  34. Margie, have you ever thought of putting these poems into cards, like HAllmark cards or soemething? they are always captivating and inspiring, never ever dull :)

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  35. Absolutely inspiring Margie!
    GEntle and warm as always - providing a place to rest.

    Love and joy

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  36. So darn beautiful Margie. I can feel the prayer and the love.
    Ilias

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  37. That was such a beautiful poem. Yes lord, make me as beautiful as all your other creations!

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  38. Hello Rauf
    Hoping all is great in your life!
    You are so nice!!!!
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  39. Hi Keshi
    You are so sweet!
    Thank you!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugggggggz!

    Margie

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  40. Hello cazzie
    So nice to have you visit again!
    I have never really thought of doing that...maybe an idea!
    Thanks cazzie!

    Margie:)

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  41. Hi angeldust
    Thanks so much for the kind words!
    Your painting is soooo beautiful!
    Are you rested now?

    love and joy to you!!!

    Margie

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  42. Hi ilias
    What kind words!
    Thanks so much!
    Take care!

    Margie

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  44. Hello andrew
    Have a wonderful day!
    :):)

    Margie

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  45. beautiful prayer, margie! love it.

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  46. Margies prayer


    Give me a heart as open as the plains
    a mind that reaches high as mountain peaks . . .
    a soul that soars above the winds and rains
    where only God through radiance speaks!

    Give me of kindness, love, a goodly measure
    of sympathy, that flows like rivers deep . . .
    devotion, reverence, and your pleasure
    let me the precepts of your wisdom keep!

    Let me be as crystal snow-flakes falling
    that blanket earth with dazzling whiteness and pride . . .
    then guide me when I hear your loving voice calling
    to span the stretches of the Great Divide!


    AMEN
    i had to repeat dis
    dis is soo lovely

    so like Margie

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  47. What a beautiful poem...it inspires the heart to a higher realm. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words.

    I'll be checking back for more of your inspirations in the future.

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  49. Hello polona
    Thanks very much!

    Margie

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  50. Hi saby
    Awwwww....
    Thank you...so much!

    Margie

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  51. Hi m.shahin
    Nice ti have you visit me here.
    Thanks for the nice comment!
    I'll visit you soon!

    Margie

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  52. Beautiful, so flowing and a tip of the hat to the Creator.:)
    tc

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