Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 16,312 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet- Prepare Thy Heart For God - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Latch your heart's door 'fore Sin's burglar breaks in;
Keep windows open for God's grace- Sunshine;
Take cob-webs off and clean room-dust of sin;
Set the table neat for the Lord to dine.

Wash the floor, removing stains of misdeeds;
Plug the wall's cracks and paint them with good thoughts;
Fill the vase with flowers and Christ's bruised reeds;
The Lord will change to wine, water in pots.

Let fragrant air of atonement breeze through;
Switch on the lights of wisdom that God gives;
Let darkness eternal of sin not woo;
For heart renewed is house wherein Lord lives!

And fortify the walls with fortitude;
And heed His Calls in prayerful solitude.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003



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