Clive Blake

Silver Star - 3,342 Points (01/30/1954 / Cornwall)

My Prayer - Poem by Clive Blake

Dear Lord,
Don't let me ask only for myself,
For problems solved and better health,
Nor ask only for kin and friends,
With minor ills and moral trends,
But make me think in global terms,
Where drought kills and injustice burns,
Please tend to their greater needs first,
Help heal their wounds and quench their thirst,
My patient faith can wait till then,
My prayer sent -
Goodnight -
Amen.

Topic(s) of this poem: harmony, peace, prayer, prayers, world peace


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem and image comes from my ‘Phoetry Book':
‘View Points and Points of View'.

The photograph is by Chris Robbins.
The audio is of me reading the poem, recorded by Steve Nunn of Cornmill Studios.

This poem can be found + photograph + audio, on a free to download iPhone/iPad App called ‘Phoetry1Free' produced by Ross Blewett.

Permissions:
I am happy for any individual, library or educational establishments to use this poem, as long as I am credited as its author and it is not used in any commercial way. This same permission goes for all of my poetry.

Comments about My Prayer by Clive Blake

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/22/2017 12:57:00 PM)

    This is what we all need to imbibe within ourselves- to learn to live for others. Nice one. Thanks.
    Don't let me ask only for myself,
    But make me think in global terms,
    Where drought kills and injustice burns,
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (8/25/2015 1:33:00 PM)

    Please tend to their greater needs first,
    Help heal their wounds and quench their thirst,
    My patient faith can wait till then, such a generous mind in prayer. you are nearer to God. thank you
    (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Clarence PrinceClarence Prince (11/1/2014 2:31:00 PM)

    A nice poem with considerations of others! Well done, Clive, may you be blessed! (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Md AsadullahMd Asadullah (10/26/2014 3:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful prayer Clive, I pray that your prayer is accepted, Goodnight :) (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 4 comments »

Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 7, 2017


[Report Error]