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A Sinner's Plea: Poem

Updated on September 15, 2015
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

Psalm: 25

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

This poem is from that part of me that knows that I need God in my life and why.

A Sinner's Plea

Make me the lesser of your servants, Oh Lord

for you are the only reward that I crave.

As the colors of your love paint my weary soul

So do grand masters paint heaven .

The poem of your grace falls as rain in the desert.

Like a mosaic of compassion, you inspire me,

as I feel blessed and whole.

Make this your servant, into a river of love.

Disregard my heart's contempt.

but keep my plea close to your heart.

Take my pain as living sacrifice

for my heart has offended your name.

Take my hands and build paradise.

For my hands are your hands if they bring hope.

For you have aided me Lord! My heart was breaking!

As in your grace my soul is mending.

God, even sinners have a soul.

So in the darkness I've dwelled too long,

and my soul is in need of your light.

Look at me and bring forth salvation.

Say my name, and set me free.

Ananceleste © 2012


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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Your Profile Page doesn't come close to matching the quality of your Hubs! If it has been long enough that you can now go in and tidy it up, doing so will serve you well.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a beautiful poem Anan. A pleasure to read this devotional.

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 4 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      wonder poem about sinners and God

      well done oh....

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      "Say my name, and set me free"..........beautiful.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is so wonderful we all stray sometimes even as Christians but is good when we admit to being a sinner and turn back to the old rugged CROSS.

      Thanks for sharing this hub

      May Adoni hear your prayer and supplication and set you free.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      oh Anan .. i love it this is wonderful thank you for sharing this on Facebook.. I am sharing too


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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Hi Mark;

      I missed you. Thanks for dropping by. Blessings.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      A beautiful poem and prayer, thank you for sharing this!


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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Thank you secondimage!

      Welcome to our community and God bless...:)

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      secondimage 5 years ago from From a place lost in time and space

      i agree, very beautiful, and moving too! you have a real poetic skill. god bless, voted up and beautiful :)

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Thanks RTalloni;

      So nice of you to drop by!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Precious poem.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Thanks rahul324;

      I am so glad you could read between the lines.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Oh! Anan! This poem has so much urge in it! A sinner's urge for salvation, redemption... his soul crushed by the realization of his dark world and crying out loud pleading... with the last life in it.. for god to look upon him and have mercy...

      I pleaded with him! I cried with him! Such was the beauty of this verse

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Sorry Tams for taking so long. I really appreciate your feedback always.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      I enjoyed your poem. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      I have come to the conclusion that is the only way to find peace and happiness.Thank you anndavis25.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      You can be sure, the happiest life is one that has been yielded to service and in and placed into the hands of the Master.

      A thoughtful hub.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much teaches12345. This is a truth that I hope, I will never forget. Glad you liked it. This song means so much to me. Because I fell is directed to us from our heavenly father. It gives me hope.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Beautiful poem! I think you have expressed the soul of a sinner well in your writing, especially the "so in the darkness I've dwelled too long". When they finally see the light it makes them realize who much they have missed. However, He is so forgiving and helps us to become a stronger, better person. Love your youtube post - the pictures within it are awesome.

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      Beautifully written - Keep it up!