Heal Us

Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.

I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

Just say it, Lord.

Say the words to heal this rift and

Stop this struggle.

The sound of your voice

Will heal these wounds,

Will give the freedom

We think we have but lack.

Give us faith to be whole.

Too long, we have listened to velvet lies,

Caught up in the imaginary world of our own righteousness.

Forgive us, O Lord.

Heal us from the foolishness of thinking

We are our own gods

With no need for your saving grace.

We long for the healing honey of your voice.

Give us knowledge to know not just our faith

But the object of our faith.

May you, the object of our faith and worship,

Be our desire.

Your word makes our arrogance disappear.

Heal us from what we consider just anger

To you for ignorance.

Shine your wisdom to

Enlighten prisons of darkness

We have built.

Have mercy on us.

We want to live in the belief of your ability.

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

very spiritual and calming piece.... Icbene...


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, Frank. Glad you felt the calm.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

I say, "Amen" to this prayer. These lines are my favorite. "Give us knowledge to know not just our faith, But the object of our faith." Thank you being the voice of many.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Ms. Dora, So nice of you to read my work. Thanks for the nice comment.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I think you wrote this for me today. I am feeling at loss after working all day -- just one of those days when you need some prayer! Thank you for the inspiration.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, I am glad God used my words to minister to you. I appreciate you reading and commenting.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A beautiful prayer and written so beautifully, too. Really inspired. God bless you.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Blossom, Thanks for reading. I appreciate the kind words. May He bless you, too.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

Such a lovely, lovely poem.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Grand. I appreciate your reading and glad you enjoyed it.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

The Lord is our healer, our provider, and our strength...Let all the people worship the Lord! Thanks for sharing this thoughtful piece voted up!


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Dana, Thanks for reading. He is, indeed.


Bonner 24 months ago

God, I feel like I sholud be takin notes! Great work

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