Sandra Martyres

(5th October / Mumbai - India)

The Power of Prayer


Each time I am depressed
Or feeling low
I turn to God
I send up a little prayer
To Him to help me keep running
So that I not have to stop

Each time I am physically exhausted
Or really low on mental energy
I turn to God
I send up a little prayer
To Him to keep my morale up
So that I not have to stop

Each time I am hurt
By a friend or foe
I turn to God
I send up a little prayer
To Him to keep my head high
So that I do not have to stop

Each time something goes wrong
Owing to an action of mine
I turn to God
I send up a little prayer
To Him to help me rectify the error
So that I do not have to stop

Each time I have sent up a prayer
For whatever reason
God has turned back to me
And smilingly if not answering it
Has given me the courage and strength
So that I have never had to stop

Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Edited: Sunday, July 12, 2009

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/1/2010 3:51:00 AM)

    God turned back without answering but gave u courage to stand up to ur need.
    nice poem.. thank u for sharing. would like to get ur comments on my poems too (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (7/7/2009 9:06:00 PM)

    It is good to lift up a prayer to the Maker of Heaven
    and earth. For prayers have wings you know.
    10 for your inspiring write.

    Always your friend at poemhunter,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Yelena M. (7/3/2009 3:38:00 PM)

    I also believe in the power of prayer either in everyday life or in very hard situations..Your poem is so sincere and true to reality, Sandra.. Thanks for sharing!
    A. (Report) Reply

  • Naidz Ladia (7/1/2009 3:43:00 AM)

    and that is the power of a prayer..so nice to read..it gives hope, , it comforts..naizz (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (6/25/2009 12:23:00 PM)

    'God has turned back to me
    And smilingly if not answering it
    Has given me the courage and strength
    So that I have never had to stop'

    Nice positive poem, nice ending.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Shashendra Amalshan (6/25/2009 9:33:00 AM)

    this is a inspirational one indeed! ! ! Sandra....well expressed.. the case is I m a buddist, buddism says there is no god to help us, no person can help us we should stand up all by ourselves! ! ! .... now i tried to pray too someimes...it helps, then i go to see and think whether some one really created this thing! ! ! ! i mean some people think there is a practically a place called heaven, where lamb and lion walk in hand to hand, i mean i like to think like that too, but i feel it s all fantasy, i m all dependent, that's what people say...

    anyway my dearst friend...all of your support. loving words do help...i came to the site as a dying fish, still a wounded scavager, don't when i can be a beautiful person....

    this a nice write..i try to pray too...but my faith is not strong enough... i know this great christian frind who used to help me a lot, she is converted from muslim, but she's not well with me after her family got to know about her conversion, i mean there are instance i wanted to burn the bible, she told me once
    'If her family got to know about her conversion, they ll lock her up'..or things like that, anyway she didn't come for a weak, and after that she is not well with me too..now i v lost so many friends... and when i try to make new friends they back away tooo, ...

    you knwo friend, even to guy poets here i sent love shan, but i cant sent such texts to my friends, they all conservative, take them wrong! ! !

    anyway thanks miss...
    i v nt seen any of these people i v seen in PH, but see them through their poems., of course there are few, only interested in popoularity, ..but very beautiful people are here too.... thanks...


    with love and a warm hug to you

    shan (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (6/25/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    Your poem is so inspirational Sandra and this is a loving and devotional way to make your way through the journey of life. I think just pausing and thinking and praying in itself calms down the mind and nurtures the soul. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (6/25/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    very inspiring...
    a wonderful and divine piece...
    full of faith, trust and love in God..
    in everything we faced..happiness or difficulties..
    we always Turn to God...
    this is a very uplifting piece...a piece for our soul
    great write as always....thanks for sharing
    10++

    lovelots,
    maia (Report) Reply

  • Priyanka Bhowmick (6/25/2009 12:44:00 AM)

    wow lovely one..! !
    God's always behind us during pain n sufferings.. so we shud never feel dat we r alone..
    10 for dis.. (Report) Reply

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