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A PRAYER FOR PEACE OF MIND

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A PRAYER FOR PEACE OF MIND

Lord, make my eyes wide and bright,
That I may see much;
For the eyes are the windows of the soul.
Let mine shine with the light of Your love.

Give me big ears, Lord,
That I may hear much;
For the ears bring the blessing of sound.
Let mine be closed to curses and unkind words.

Make my mouth small, Lord,
That I may speak little;
For in the multitude of words,
Can be found confusion and much strife;

And make my heart large, soft and expandable,
That there may be room inside for more than self.
Let it not be hard and unyielding to the needs of others;
For all things need love and understanding.

Let these things be found in me, Lord,
That I may be pleasing in Your sight,
And my words music in Your ears,
That I may avoid Your chastisement.

Amen


"WHEREFORE, MY BELOVED BRETHREN, LET EVERY MAN BE SWIFT TO HEAR,SLOW TO SPEAK, SLOW TO WRATH; FOR THE WRATH OF MAN WORKETH NOT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD."
            James 1:19-20

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  1. Date: 3/3/2012 11:03:00 PM
    I really like the way you took physical characteristics and applied spiritual meanings to them: big ears and hear and small mouths. that was really cool!!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/6/2012 5:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/18/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Oh so very true spot on Judy- loved your words and the form wonderful- blessings, brenda : )

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/20/2012 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Brenda. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Really really enjoyed this Judy..)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/17/2012 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Joe. Gld you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Beautiful write indeed, Judy.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/17/2012 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jck. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/16/2012 6:04:00 PM
    I love this, Judy. A beautiful prayer and one I need to say daily. God Bless. Love, Kim

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/16/2012 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Kim. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/16/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Your poem spoke well of the verse. An enlightened prayer...Enjoyed reading this !!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/16/2012 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Debra. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB