A Prayer For Today Poem by Walterrean Salley

A Prayer For Today

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Of all the bustling that’s a part of life
Help me to focus on You Lord this day
That I might perform that which I should do
That I may relate that which I should say.

Dear Lord, watch over my soul by the hour;
Let me not wander from the path and stray.
Keep me from danger, both, seen and not seen.
Let me not idle, but to watch and pray.

Lord, as I humble my life now ‘fore You,
Please do look upon this pot of pure clay—
Ah! Keep me today. And as well each day.
E’en when in twilight, and I’m old and gray.

Dear Lord, for whate’er in front of me lay,
Grant it that always with You I will stay.

© 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: prayer
Kevin Patrick 13 June 2013

A modern prayer, one without the layers of orthodoxy destroying the idea of what spirituality is suppose to do, heal the soul, this true devotion, that doesn't preach but simply accepts fine writing miss sally.

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Valerie Dohren 05 May 2013

Reads like a prayer - well penned, great rhyming.

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Joseph Anderson 29 April 2013

A beautiful and reverental sonnet.Your faith is very apparent. Hang on to it. You are great with rhyme, cadence and flow

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Shahzia Batool 16 April 2013

Amen..... to the heartfelt words of such poetic prayer! ! !

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Valsa George 15 April 2013

A beautiful prayer coming from the core of your heart! ! It is my prayer too! ! Nice to see you back with a handful of new poems! ! Again stay online!

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