Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

A Small Prayer


Dear Lord I have a small prayer,
I would like you to hear today,
and I hope that within your wisdom
that you will grant for us one day.
Dear Lord the prayer I pray
is just not for me, but for everyone.
Could for just one day
there be no conflict or strife,
nor anger within anyone’s heart.
Could there be love throughout every land
where enemies would take and shake one another’s hands
and the weapons of destruction
would be thrown upon the ground.
That there would be no more killings,
no more grieving fathers, mothers,
brothers, sisters, wives, daughters and sons.
Dear Lord in your wisdom
would you grant this prayer for me,
make peace in this world reality,
then we might be able to
stamp out hunger and poverty.
Dear Lord when you hear this prayer,
will you grant this all for me?
Not just only for me, for everyone.
Help us all realise there is no need
for conflict and strife,
just a little peace
to live a normal life.
Amen

Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • Malini Kadir (10/13/2007 5:00:00 AM)

    This small poem is a white rose of truce
    Held up to the world
    Delivered in verse
    Addressed to almighty
    By Harris to stop destructive Harass
    .................................a piece of write to capture every heart out right! (Report) Reply

  • Marci Made (7/26/2007 4:23:00 PM)

    Ok David, this is my second comment [after just getting in here after days] it twice, the comment went to hit refresh, site not available and then said done and it's not here.
    This would be a prayer for always and therein you would perhaps have found the answer to a peaceful world.....Thanks for this beauty...[now to hit submit for the 4th time on this one, fingers crossed.] love, marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Harding (7/25/2007 4:37:00 PM)

    Well If God's not too busy, Wouldn't that be the world greatest day! Nice writing and even nicer dream... (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (7/23/2007 7:58:00 PM)

    Thank you for this wonderful poem, David! you have it posted in my inbox, since, then, i always read it whenever i have the time., Amen and amen to this, in Jesus name! .. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (7/23/2007 3:20:00 PM)

    I second that David, and third and fourth it too! ! ! ! A wonderful prayer and how wonderful life would be if we could only have it granted. Just lovely. I hope the Lord has read it.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (7/14/2007 11:44:00 AM)

    Amen! I was just listening to 'Imagine' by John Lennon this morning, and thinking that very same thing, David. What is it that makes some people beg for conflict, pain, suffering, and death? They start out as babies just as we all do, but when does this begin to take over their minds? Is it inbred or acquired? Is it genetic in nature? Are they products of their invironment? Some people just exude evil - you can see it in their eyes. Why can't love reach them? Thought-provoking read, David - powerful stuff!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Soul Writer (7/14/2007 8:44:00 AM)

    Only if the Lord would listen that would be a fine day to witness. Superb write very heartfelt and without selfishness. Nice to see a poem not focused on the writer but what is going on around him.10 from me friend. Thanks for the share (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/14/2007 4:07:00 AM)

    Hell, you aren't asking much... and here's me still being happy for you over a certain young Emily Mae. However... yes... it's a beautiful piece D...sort of calming, and to be able to have such an effect on your readership is masterful. t x (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (7/14/2007 1:08:00 AM)

    It's wonderful to know that we can speak to our Father and ask for his help. Whatever his answer, we know that he knows best. A lovely prayer for peace David.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

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