Veteran Poet - 1,139 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

Thanks Giving Prayer - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

Lord, I thank you for Your gift of life
I thank you for good health
That I know neither hunger nor want;
Thank you for those who love me best,
For friends whose encouragement
Have often chased away dark clouds,
For many an answered prayer,
For kindly providences
That preserved me from danger And harm.

Help me to appreciate all that I have,
To be content with it, to be grateful for it,
To be proud of it.
Not in an arrogant pride that boast,
But in a grateful pride
That strives to be more worthy. Amen.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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