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Below is the poem entitled WHEN I STOP AND PRAY which was written by poet William Robinson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When the storm clouds boil around me, 
And the lightning splits the sky--. 
When the howling wind assails me,
And life's sea is rolling high--
When my heart is filled with terror,
And my fears, I can't allay--
Then I find sweet peace and comfort, 
When I simply stop and pray.

When the things of life confound me,
And my faith is ebbing low--
When my trusted friends betray me,
And my heart is aching so--
When the night seems black and endless,
And I long for light of day--
Then I find a silver dawning,
When I simply stop and pray.

There are things beyond the heavens
I can't begin to understand,
But I know that God is living,
And I know He holds my hand.
Yes, I know He watches o'er me
All the night and all the day--
And He's always there to hear me
When I simply stop and pray.

Copyright © William Robinson

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  1. Date: 5/8/2015 8:26:00 PM
    When I Stop and Pray is a Beautiful poem. The Only solution to life's problems. Thank you William!

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 1:39:00 AM
    inspiring poem,effortless rhyming worth memorising would come in handy when low in spirit,congrats William

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Oh, what a wonderful poem!

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:50:00 PM wonder why it's in the top 100.The title made me read it.nicely worded.take care

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Your poem is really great...u'v done a good job.I love it.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 3:42:00 AM
    I just happened to stop and read your, "When I stop and pray", Its nice I must say, I just wish also in happiness You and I would pray!

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 3:56:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem. it is very inspiring.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:39:00 PM
    An oldie but a goodie. Just right for the top 100 all time Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 11:47:00 PM
    I lovely piece, thoughtful and well constructed. Thank you for creating this.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, William

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 10:42:00 PM
    Congratualtion William! such a lyrical and entralling poem. I couldn't get enough of reading it. I will for sure come back to it over and over again.

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Bill. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 4:30:00 AM
    This is beautifully serene, Bill. I read this and feel it's sincerity and calm. A write that many should add as a favorite. I miss your kindness, wisdom, and integrity. You are a loved and cherished founder of this community...God's blessings to you and yours! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/20/2009 7:41:00 PM
    Sometimes I still have to go back to this poem and read it again and again. This is one that has gotten me through the toughest times in my life. I really appreciate you writing this. It is truly a blessing to me and to others that I have shared it with.