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GIVE ME STRENGTH, LORD

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GIVE ME STRENGTH, LORD

Give me strength Lord, in times of anger,
When I'd like to hurt a stranger.
When on occasion I am rude,
Show me how to change my mood.

When others seem to treat me wrongly,
When in my breast a fire burns strongly,
Give me strength Lord.

Give me strength in times of stress,
When my nerves are put to test,
When my best plans seem to fail,
And I give way and weep and wail,
Give me strength Lord.

When I'm not quite at my best,
Set my weary heart to rest.
Let my burdens just be gone,
And give me strength to carry on.
Give me strength Lord.


"ANXIOUS HEARTS ARE VERY HEAVY, BUT A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT DOES WONDERS."
                Proverbs 12:25

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  1. Date: 2/14/2012 4:59:00 AM
    knocked down, but rise again, cant be beat with the Lord our friend, faith is strength, on it depend, Christ is one, who will come again.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/14/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Don. Glad you like it and I do so love your rhyming reviews. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 10:20:00 PM
    hey, haven't seen you in a while. Hope you are ok, judy!!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andra. Glad you liked it. Been gone because my puter crashed and we had a virus. It's all better now though. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:27:00 PM
    Speaks to me in a special way as I tend to find trouble with no problem. Strength is not found within but through prayer. As usual Judy, you hit the nail on the head with such insight. Love, Elizabeth

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Liz. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/4/2012 6:09:00 AM
    A wonderful prayer asking for strength. Something we all need to do. Take care. Janet

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Janet. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/2/2012 9:24:00 PM
    all we have to do is ASK Judy luv.. how do I know? the Bible tells me so.. wonderful words and we all need some strength to cope with life so lets just ASK the Master.. luv

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda-Marie. Glad you liked it. God bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/2/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Lovely uplifting write, Judy. If only everyone was as tolerant and patient

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jack. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/1/2012 10:21:00 AM
    why cant i pray this prayer? because i want to give people what they deserve a good tongue lashing!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much my friend. Glad you liked it. I pray this prayer because I want the Lord to keep me from saying what I want to say and help me to give the right example of a Christian. As the old saying goes: "OH LORD, KEEP YOUR ARM AROUND MY SHOULDER AND YOUR HAND OVER MY MOUTH." God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/30/2012 8:52:00 AM
    God bless you. We all have these times. I loved the form, the flow, and the mechanics of your work, is top notch Judy. So, if I have ever offended you, I ask forgiveness. This site is stressful to me. But I grow from it. Nice read this morning, made me realize somethings, rather confirm them, as the glory of our molding into what God would have us be, in the hands of the potter.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/13/2012 11:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Lucinda. Glad you liked it and you have never offended me. (smile) God Bless my friend. JB Been gone for awhile because my puter crashed and had to be fixed.
    Mcknight Avatar Journey Mcknight
    Date: 1/31/2012 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    please take a look at repost for Lucinda Cayton today if you have time, you inspired her she said.
    Mcknight Avatar Journey Mcknight
    Date: 1/31/2012 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    please pray for me, anything at all, and if you don't mind, take a look at repost Valentines write. trust you sister, Cindy
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your uplifting work this afternoon..We all need that strength from above to be better people..Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind review of my work..Sara

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/30/2012 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Sara. Glad you liked it. God \Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 8:49:00 AM
    What a nice poem. Really reminds me to put things in perspective, and to give my burdens to my higher power - God. thanks.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/30/2012 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Don. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 7:07:00 AM
    soulful write that shines with faith, judy.. love this heartfelt wish!..:) huggs!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/30/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Nette. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/28/2012 9:52:00 PM
    Judy, your poetry always gives me an uplifting feeling.. thank you for sharing your wonderful poem ;-)PD

  1. Date: 1/28/2012 9:24:00 PM
    (oh and the climbing the stairs is just symbolism, like she is in a nightmare). Goodnight, Judy.

  1. Date: 1/28/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Judy, have you met the other lady here that does the kind of poems you do? I like how you have a mixture of religious AND funny ones sometimes. Anyway, if I remember her name, I'll let ya know. I think it is Maureen. Does that sound familiar to you? THIS was GREAT!!!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/28/2012 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/28/2012 8:00:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poem, or should I say, prayer? I can surely relate to these situations. God Bless. Love, Kim

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/28/2012 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim, Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/28/2012 4:47:00 PM
    to lift you up when you do fall, comes the message to us all, be not afraid, in times of doubt, the Lord is coming, to sort it out, and that's not a story tall! thank you Judy Ball Don Johnson

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/28/2012 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Don for the clever review. Love it. God Bless, JB