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A Prayer

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God, this righteousness, let it not be of self,
For such avails to nothing. Instead, Lord,
Let the righteousness I show be in you, Lord.
And lord, in my flesh I do not share full Joy
For the blessings of my brother, but greed,
And jealousy still creeps in, and these spirits
Are not of you. God, I do not want them, take them
From me, and when I worship you, my ear
Hears the little that the hands does, and the man
Tries to take glory. Lord I know such praise

Never reaches your throne, and is wasted.
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Miss Molu 04 January 2013

faithful and to the very depth true an insight to how lowly a man is abased through his sins but the Lord never ceases to forgive inspirational

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Vipins Puthooran 05 October 2011

Amen! oh Lord hallow my comments here... (More of you...Give more daily... And let me serve) ...it's a prayer from a pure heart... Top marks

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‘It is More than Prayer An Utter Surrender And sure we’re He’ll hear.... ~ niv Thanks Poet Leslie for such a ‘high’ vibe to low our ‘lows’ 10+ Ms. Nivedita UK

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Dulakshi Wakista 12 February 2010

Very meaningful poem.You've written this poem honestly, truly.Your feelings are so pure like clear water.Great piece of work.God bless you!

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I'm me 02 February 2010

Amen Leslie! This is similar to what I pray... especially the last part: 'Lord, give me More of you… Give more daily… and let me serve.' This is a prayer of the truly humble... and such God shall lift up: James 4: 10: 'Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.' Don't give in to sin, don't get lazy, seek Him and you shall surely find him: Matthew 7: 7-8: 'Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.' Let's keep going in the race! I can see your heart is right! Shalom bro! -Cheng Zheng

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