For This I Pray


For This I Pray

My heart is heavy
with unshed tears
and trembles with a thousand
unspoken fears
that hide behind
a deceptive smile
and threatens to break
with ungraceful style.
I pray for courage and
faith and hope,
and a grateful heart
with the strength to cope,
and the Grace of God
to light the way
to lead me through
yet another day.

for this I pray....

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Tenderheart,

What a beautiful prayer to start this day. Lovely pictures too. Thank you for warming my heart this morning.


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SweetMocha-Monroe 5 years ago

Beautiful Prayer, thank you for sharing.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day, thank you kindly! Peace and blessings to you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

SweetMocha-Monroe, thank you for reading and for your lovely comment! Blessings to you!

SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing this prayer! I've felt that confusion and struggle a lot recently. Thanks for putting it into words. Voted up and beautiful!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Amen, my friend! You're always in my thoughts and prayers!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

SJmorningsun, it is a comfort to know that I am not alone in this. I appreciate your visit and wish you well!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

weed, I appreciate you and your always encouraging support! Hugs!

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Beautiful prayer indeed coming from the lips and soul of a beautiful Poet. peace and blessings to you my precious.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is indeed poured from a tenderheart.

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

saddlerider, thank you, my friend. I can't tell you what it means.

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

mckbirdbks, Your visit and sweet comment are a blessing. Thank you.

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Very well written. I can not prevent myself for expressing an awesome comment.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

A lovely prayer. Well done, as always.

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epigramman 5 years ago

...hello Miss M - you are so loved here and respected by your friends and followers and collleagues - you have moved us over and over again with your most magnificent writing skills - and you will always be my poetic princess ...... lake erie time ontario canada 3:39pm give your son a hug from me

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Marsha, This is beautiful. Your family is in my prayers, Courage, faith, and hope..... Peace

PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Absolutely awesome...touching every fiber of my being...

Poetic Fool 5 years ago

I must echo the sentiments of the other commenters. This is a beautiful, touching prayer of a tender heart. Simply wonderful.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

tender heart

a beautiful poem, and prayer. One I pray is answered

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Thank you all so much...I can't tell you how much it means!

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Oh beautiful. A handful of words so meaningful. How are you my dear Marsh? I am sending a hug your way. x

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

star, thank you, my sweet friend. How did you know I needed that hug today? I am hanging in day at a time! Lots of Love!

jami l. pereira 5 years ago

So Lovely and i voted up awesome and beautiful , a great write ! Praise God ! :)have a blessed day all day tomorrow! :)

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Remarkable talent. I love the faith behind this yet the pain that you show. Voted up.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Jami, you are so sweet! Thank you and the same to you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Cresentmoon, (love your name) thank you. I really appreciate your read and vote!

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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Really beautiful. This would touch the coldest of hearts.

Take care, Dim

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Dim Flaxenwick! I so appreciate your visit and great comments!

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Completely beautiful words and the pictures are awesome too!

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

thank you, acaetnna, I appreciate your read and comment.

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Fraser Soul 5 years ago from Bloomfield, CT


This was such a beautiful prayer and your art work is so beautiful. God bless you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fraser Soul, thank you, kindly!I so appreciate your visit to my hub and your awesome comment! God bless you, too!

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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Tender words of faith and hope from a tender poet. This is truly lovely. And the art work melds perfectly.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Many thanks, Genna. I appreciate your visit and comment!

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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Awesome prayer, awesome writer.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Gypsy48, thank you, kindly...your visit and comment mean alot, especially today when I'm not feeling so "awesome"...blessings!

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Bumpsysmum 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

A bit late, I know, but playing catchup.

Beautiful, simply beautiful...voted up/awesome

tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Thank you. This is one of the few things I have been able to write over the past few months, and I believe it was given by God. Blessings to you, mums! and Hugs!

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

wow what a preach thumbs way up :)

tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Thanks, Frank, this came from the depths of a hurting heart...

Doug Turner Jr. 4 years ago

I've been away too long. It's nice to return to see you masterfully handling your craft. Always poignant and to the point. I hope all is well with you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Doug, thank you kindly. I have missed you. It's been a rough year here but we have much to be grateful for, and grateful I am. I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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bellawritter23 4 years ago from California

I hope this day has passed and better ones find you ive missed a lot here on hubpages but glad to still be able to return and find the ones I cherish most!


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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

And I have missed you! Yes this day has passed and brighter skies are overhead. Thank you, Dear God! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Really thoughtful, emotional poetry, such a touching piece!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Once again, thank you, kindly, BeyondMax! I appreciate you!

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