My Psalm of Gratitude; Personal Prayer in Poetic Verse, incl. Poll, Pics, & GiveMeLove, by George Harrison!




The One that we adore

We hope we’re not a bother

While knocking at Your Door

Give me Love, Give me Hope, Give me Peace on Earth

Do You Teach Your Children to Pray?

How Often Do You Pray As A Family?

  • Only at the dinner table.
  • Usually at Bed-time.
  • Morning and Night, and when the feeling's not right.
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We Thank Thee for Thy Wisdom

Thank Thee for Thy Grace

Thank Thee for the freedom

Thank Thee for the space

Thank Thee for the blessings

We see in early light

Thank Thee for Thy Stressings

Which teach us to do right

Please grant to us the courage

We need to win down here

And bless us with a Marriage

That we may never fear

Please help us with our struggles

As we learn the ropes

And guide us through the troubles

And dramas which we cope

Please help us to be humble

And give to those in need

Guard folly does not stumble

Or tempt the souls that lead

We thank Thee for Thy Gospel

True wisdom It doth bring

And with Thy Holy Spirit

In joy and praise we sing!

Thanks for each new morning

We witness You each day

But most of all, the best thing …

Thanks for listening, while we pray!

© Copyright 2009 Timothy Alexander Donnelly


Relevant Scriptures



3 Nephi 18: 20 “And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you.”


Mormon 9: 21 “Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.”


Matthew 21: 22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”


D&C 88: 64 (63-65) “Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you”


Enos 1:4 “My soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication.”


3 Nephi 18:21“Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed.”




Participation Welcomed and Encouraged; please vote in poll and comment below. 11 comments

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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee

Beautiful porm!

Some two 6 years ago

Thanks for this great poem/prayer. This is one that touches our hearts. We try to pray together as a couple and as a family everyday. God Bless your heart.

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donotfear 6 years ago from The Boondocks

This is very touching.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you, donotfear - it comes from the heart.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Pastor_Walt and Some two, I am sorry to have temporarily missed replying to your VALUED comments. I totally gapped that one. Please accept my apologies and gratitude.

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Some two, Come Back and Register! The HubPages community would love your regular participation, as most certainly would I!

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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

What a wonderful poem-thank you very much for sharing this, Timothy! Also, thank you for the reminder that families should pray together more often. I still believe the saying, "The family that prays together, stays together." It can be very difficult to do so these days with the hectic schedules we have and children get more and more homework, it is unlikely to happen; however, we should, at least, set aside some time to pray together as a family. Thanks for the reminder, once again, and sharing your wonderful poem. Keep at it. God bless!

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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

CarolineVABC, thank you for your (plural) wonderful comment! I can see that you too know that praying together as a couple and as a family really does help build and sustain healthy WORKING relationships with, for, and in each other and our families.

Be also assured that even the person who is alone can "pray always" to their Heavenly Father through circumspectly marshaling their internal dialogue; if we have the God-given increase in desire to rely on His wisdom, tutelage, revelations, and promises, we each WILL receive many blessings of growth, prosperity and peace.

Good tidings CarolineVABC, and thanks for your efforts in edifying God's children - for we are not all parents! May you prosper in peace.

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angie ashbourne 5 years ago

Hi! Timothy Beautiful Prayer. Angie

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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you for your appreciation, Angie. All the best.

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ThussaysNanaMarie 4 years ago from In my oyster

Lovely and easily fitting lyrics given the right tune.

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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

ThussaysNanaMarie, thank you for your comment!

All musical contributions are welcome - and a great way to link your Hubs to mine! I encourage all artists to do so, for everyone's benefit!

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