Dr. Antony Theodore


A Simple Prayer Of A Contrite Heart - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Purify me, my God.
My life is an open book before you.
Wash me more and more
every night and day.
I cannot hide my sins from you.
Touch and purify my heart.

My offering today shall be
my contrite heart.
You will not cast away a contrite heart.

Do not turn away your face from me.
Wash me in your mercy
and take me to you.

I want to be in your presence
at dawn and dusk.

I like to sit before you
and muse about your wonders.

I delight in your plans for me.
Unawares you come to me to plan for me.

When I know of it
my heart is full of joy.
Who am I God, that you think of me?

I know when I cannot pray in words,
God hears my heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer


Comments about A Simple Prayer Of A Contrite Heart by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Liza Sudina (9/14/2015 1:22:00 PM)


    I wish you to see His holy face! in this life! Is it possible here? (Report) Reply

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  • (9/13/2015 2:35:00 PM)


    I delight in your plans for me.
    Unawares you come to me to plan for me.

    When I know of it
    my heart is full of joy.
    Who am I God, that you think of me? this is a very simple poem and it conveys in simple terms a relationship with the Almighty. thank you
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  • Sanjukta Nag (9/12/2015 7:58:00 AM)


    I know when I cannot pray in words,
    God hears my heart.
    these are the most true lines of a human mind who prays. really, we cannot always pray in words, but almighty is always there to listen to our hearts. such a heart felt spiritual poem. it soothed my heart. loved it. many thanks.
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  • David Wood (9/12/2015 5:44:00 AM)


    'My offering today shall be my contrite heart.' This is all God wants. A beautiful delightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/12/2015 5:16:00 AM)


    Just fantastic. Yes it is a simple prayer, yet so powerful that He can hear you. Asking Him to wash and wash away to take the sins away. We all make mistakes and a few are honest to show the world they have committed a mistake is the highest quality of a good human being.I'm touched by the last lines. this has happened to me often. Sharing with you: I have a long list prepared in my mind to ask Him. But when i stand before Him, His glory just brings tears to my eye. Tears of happiness.
    And no words come to my mind. I know when I cannot pray in words. God hears my heart.
    I am humbled.
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    Dr.tony Brahmin (9/12/2015 6:20:00 AM)

    Dear Roop,
    i was also in tears when i read your comment now. God bless you always Roop

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/12/2015 12:43:00 AM)


    Outstanding Prayer................Heartfelt. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 12, 2018


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