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Inspirational Poetry ~ Collection Two


1 . . . One Solitary Life

2 . . . I Asked God

3 . . . God Hath Promised

4 . . . Dear God

5 . . . St. Francis of Assisi's Prayer

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~ One Solitary Life ~

He was born in an obscure village,

a child of a peasant woman.

He worked in a carpenter shop

until He was thirty,

Then became an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book.

He never held an office.

He never did one thing that

usually accompanies greatness.

He had no credentials but Himself.

While still a young man,

public opinion turned against Him.

His friends ran away.  One denied Him.

He went through the mockery of a trial.

He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.

His executioners gambled for His only

piece of property -- His coat.

He was laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone.

Today He is the centerpiece of the human race.

All the armies that ever marched,

All the navies that ever sailed,

All the parliaments that ever sat,

And all the kings that ever reigned,

have not affected the life of man

upon this earth as powerfully as that


- Author Unknown -


~ I Asked God ~

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.

I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power,

that I might have the praise of men.

I was given weakness,

that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.

I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for ...

but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself,

my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among all people, most richly blessed!

- Author Unknown -


~ God Hath Promised ~

God hath not promised ...

Skies always blue,

Flower strewn pathways

All our lives through.

God hath not promised ...

Sun without rain

Joy without sorrow

Peace without pain.

But God Hath Promised:

Strength for the day

Rest for the labor

Light for the way

Grace for the trials

Help from above

Unfailing sympathy

Undying love.

- Author Unknown -


~ Dear God ~

So far today I have done all right.

I haven't gossiped.

I haven't lost my temper.

I haven't been greedy, grumpy,

nasty, selfish or overindulgent.

I am very thankful for that!

But in a few minutes, Lord,

I am going to get out of this bed,

And from then on,

I'm probably going to need a lot more help.


- Author Unknown -


~ St. Francis of Assisi's Prayer ~

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is discord, union;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not

So much seek to be consoled as to console,

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying

That we are born to eternal life.

- Saint Francis of Assisi -

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