poet Howard Simon

Howard Simon

A Prayer For Excellence

Lord grant me
The assurance of Abraham
The meekness of Moses
The strength of Samson
The resilience of Ruth
The devotion of David
The shrewdness of Solomon
The empowerment of Elijah
The effectiveness of Esther
The diligence of Daniel
The passion of Peter
The persistence of Paul
And the mind of the Messiah

Topic(s) of this poem: bible, christian, christianity, inspiration, inspire, motivation, motivational, pray, prayer, prayers

Poem Submitted: Friday, February 25, 2011
Poem Edited: Saturday, February 17, 2018

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (9/16/2018 12:00:00 PM)

    Another powerful short write.
    A great spritual write.
    An encompassing prayer for excellence.
    All the wonderful attributes that a person must posses to achieve excellence have
    been embodied in this superbly penned prayer.
    10+++++and on to my Poem List.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/1/2018 10:15:00 PM)

    Lord assures us brilliance, purity and light of wisdom to live happily. This poem is a beautiful and excellent prayer poem...10

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  • Hb Roland (11/28/2017 5:09:00 PM)

    This the best excellence one should daily required. A spirited poem

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/2/2015 1:58:00 AM)

    .We shouldn't be satisfied with mediocrity. We should always strive for excellence! A great prayer for Excellence!

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  • Aisha RehmanAisha Rehman (5/21/2015 3:33:00 AM)

    Amen!
    Wonderful words.
    Keep it up!

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  • Sj HollandSj Holland (8/1/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    I love this! Simple, effective, inspiring. Thank you for reading my poem Halcyon Days.

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/28/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    Oh! what a phenomenal prayer I am lost in........Simon........you are really outstanding......a must 10

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  • Clarence PrinceClarence Prince (5/24/2014 2:15:00 PM)

    A great prayer in the likeness of poem, indeed Excellence!
    May you be blessed for sharing it with us, Howard!

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  • Shahzia BatoolShahzia Batool (4/13/2014 1:26:00 AM)

    Amen to it...i can add the name of The Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to this great list of all holiness...and am now joining my hands and soul in this prayer! ! !

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (1/16/2014 11:39:00 PM)

    Aha wow i know n respect many of these divine messengrs and u hav pennd an inspiring poem with creative thought. Indeed we need their great attitudes. And Thnx 4 yor nice reviews poet howard!

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  • Laiakini WaqanisauLaiakini Waqanisau (1/6/2014 12:30:00 AM)

    May the Lord Almighty Grant you the words in this poem...Poetic indeed..

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  • Ifetayo AbiolaIfetayo Abiola (11/5/2012 10:24:00 AM)

    Amen...penned with vehemence; I love it

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  • Caroline BulleckCaroline Bulleck (10/24/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    That is a wonderful prayer and poem. I love biblical poems and writings. Reminds me of something I wrote a while back.

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  • Zama Msibi (4/11/2011 6:59:00 AM)

    Great stuff mfundisi! ! ...May this prayer be granted you. truly inspiratonal! !

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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (3/8/2011 2:56:00 PM)

    This is another powerful read Mr.Howard! Written with knowledge of the Bible. Incredible. I too gave this a 10'.

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  • Rinki Nandy (2/28/2011 5:59:00 PM)

    Forget comprehending, if only people could READ this poem straight I would say world is b'ful. At least your poem is trying.

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