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When in need, there is a need to pray.

The prayer of the righteous availeth much.
The prayer of the righteous availeth much. | Source

Two visions in answer to prayers...


The leaves were fallen.

Raked in a pile, children played.

The gold ring was lost.


In prayer I saw it.

“Come children. We’ll find my ring.”

There it was waiting.


Some days later on,

The car keys were lost… missing.

The meeting was soon.


“That’s okay, Dad. Pray!”

The faith of a child had grown.

Faith justified then.


As with the piled leaves,

So with the bag of clothing.

A hand reached the keys.


I taught the children.

The lesson learned…they taught me.

Keys, smiles, meeting on.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Prayer is the key to miracles.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

This is a beautiful poem, one of many good ones that inspire and lift up. Thanks.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Awesome. A good way to teach.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit: We must do what we can, but part of "can" is praying for help with what we can't. In the first prayer I saw where my missing wedding ring had fallen into the pile of leaves. The children knew of my concern and had witnessed me praying about it. I was certain I would find the ring in that exact place in the pile and took them to see its recovery. I reached in just once and held it up for them to see. The second occasion was similar, the keys inexplicably were at the center of a leaf bag of donated used clothing, and how they got there remains a mystery to me.

cynthtggt: Some experiences are given us to share when there seems "a right time." These were two, among many such experiences.

wetnosedogs: Yes, we need to take advantage of such teaching opportunities.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

We learn and hopefully teach our children well. You obviously did!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: It is a lifelong responsibility. We pray we do so well.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

learning...what life is all about! job well done..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: There have been some grades I would have preferred to have skipped!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so beautiful. Thank you..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

always exploring: Perhaps truth teaches more than fiction, though "The Tale of Two Cities" carried a powerful message, didn't it.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

Perspy - I apologize, but I need to clarify my earlier comment (see above). I meant to say "one of the many good ones you've written" that inspire and lift up. I inadvertently left out the words "you've written." This is important for I did not mean to convey "all poems ever written." Anyway, just wanted to clarify this, as it changes the tone of what I wrote and conveys my love of your works. Have a great day.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cynthtggt: No apology needed, and what a loving comment. May all your days be wondrous rewards for the day before.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Prayer and faith is what is needed to get through life.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

that's the keyword... faith...great job...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee and raciniwa: You are both right, and that is one lesson we should all have learned by now.

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