Prayer poem


Sometimes there's a loneliness we cannot hide

deep down we feel this ache inside

an emptiness we cannot fill

a heaviness within until...


Broken, we reach out in prayer

knowing not whether you are there

And yet, each time a peace descends

and from the ache a warmth transcends


Oh give us faith, enough to say

it is us who turns the other way

ignoring your love we go it alone

and with every step our heart turns to stone


We need your love to keep our hearts light

Our prayers help us turn our wrongs into right

your love fills us up, and heals all our pain

So I pray we'll never turn, away from you again



Copyright © Helen Lewis 2009


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

brightforyou you have said in few words what many cannot say or even think. Some people will not understand this, but many will and so I thank you for the reminder of what it truly is all about!


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WoodsmensPost 6 years ago from Arizona

Beautiful


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi singlemomat52, thank you for your kind comments. I hope people can relate to it at some time or another in their lives..

Hi WoodsmensPost - thank you for your lovely comment!


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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

This is beautiful, life is easy as long as we never stop remembering that He is there and prayers can really move mountains! I love this poem, voted up and rated it beautiful because it is! Thanks for sharing! =)


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi DjBryle - why thank you for your very kind comments! I look forward to reading your hubs... (the problem with Hubpages is that there are so many wonderful people with such interesting hubs like yours, I don't know when I'll be able to get any work done)! Nice to meet you!


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sherrylou57 6 years ago from Riverside

Nice poem, and thank you for sharing the poem.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi sherrylou57, your welcome and thank you for your kind comment - I look forward to reading your hubs!


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inspiredbydg 6 years ago from San Diego Ca

So true to relate to a prayer that reaches deep down inside the human experience words that can give one hope that there is light, positive emotions, a new life waiting to be born just a prayer, a word, a thought, a experience away.

Thanks for coming to my sight and following me; I will do the same.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi inspiredbydg thank you for your comments on this hub and glad you could relate to it. I look forward to reading your hubs.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

What a lovely piece! I totally relate. Thank you!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi tnderhrt23, thank you so much for your kind comment; nice to meet you!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow, what a beautiful poem! What a beautiful prayer!

Thanks for sharing!


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wearing well 6 years ago from Lancashire U.K.

Thank you brightforyou for giving my day a lift.Your beautiful poem was a joy to read:)


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi jillofalltrades, thank you for your very kind comments - I'm glad you enjoyed the prayer poem. You are welcome!

Hi wearing well, so glad to hear I gave your day a lift and thank you so much for your kind comments; I am so glad you enjoyed reading it!


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debbiesdailyviews 6 years ago

That was really beautiful.

You have a beautiful soul.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Why thank you debbiesdailyviews for your very kind comments!


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richtwf 6 years ago

A beautiful poem and reminder of the power of the prayer. Thanks for sharing these wonderful and inspiring words.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you so much for your kind words richtwf you are very welcome - I look forward to reading your hubs!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Good morning, Helen...What a thoughtful and sweet poem you have written here...This poem should be whispered to oneself when getting up in the morning, taken like a good cup of coffee that starts the day...Peace and love to you, my friend...Larry


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Good morrow to you too Larry, thank you for your kind comments. I shall take a sip of your kindness and start the day my friend... Helen


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equinelover909 6 years ago

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

H equinelover909 thank you for your comment - you're welcome, I look forward to reading your hubs - nice to meet you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Awesomely beautiful- as you!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Gosh Micky Dee - you've got me blusing! Thank you so much for your very generous comment.


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dianeaugust 6 years ago from Tennessee

brightforyou--this poem is a such a lovely affirmation of prayer and the way it heals us. You should (and may have) sell artistic copies of these words. What a lovely reminder they would offer us if we could read them on our wall every day. Thank you.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi dianeaugust, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. It would be nice to sell artistic copies.. who knows, one day I hope! thanks for the idea. Nice to meet you.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

brightforyou: You express these feelings from deep inside you and they move me. Thank you.

Brother Dave. As a Christian writer, I truly enjoyed this heartfelt expression.

Brother Dave.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Well thank you Brother Dave for your lovely comment!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Beautiful my dear, beautiful. :D hugs :D danced my way to that vote. :D


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Sage, I am so pleased you liked it and danced - Gosh, you must dance all day - how wonderful!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

How I love your poem...so beautiful and a good reminder.

Keep up the great writing. I thank you so much.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Vocalcoach thank you so much for your kind comments! Nice to meet you again :-) Helen


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Silver Poet 5 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

Beautiful poem. Just beautiful.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your kind comment, Silver Poet, I am glad you enjoyed it.


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Beautiful! Very consoling! Passing it along.

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