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In the Psalm of Your Hand

I am unable to earn your Salvation Lord. Still you have blessed me, who is undeserving. As a testament to your loving kindness, my actions are my gift to You Lord. I seek to find goodness in others. When I can’t see goodness, I will look closer. For you reside within my being and I am gifted with Your Sacred Sight. Hold me firmly in Your hands Lord for my legs are not steady. Whisper Your comforting words in my ear, so that I am not consumed by my doubt. Engrave Your Thoughts upon my being, for I long to be in your presence. Yes, when we are together, I have no doubt that You are God. For Regina Riddle’s Write a Psalm Poetry Contest. Written Sept 18th 2019

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Date: 10/21/2019 10:06:00 AM
Hi Richard, this is such a wonderful write. A belated congratulations on your win in the contest. This is such a beautiful write Richard, a true psalm. Each line does sing in the heart my friend. Have a wonderful Monday. Blessin gs....Mike. A Fav.
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Date: 10/18/2019 3:23:00 PM
Nice one Richard...
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Date: 10/16/2019 10:58:00 AM
I remember reading this but second read even better, glad to feel a similarity in our writes, on the same page so to speak!
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Date: 10/1/2019 3:38:00 PM
this is amazing. An excellent psalm and the title alone is stunning. Congrats on a well deserved win.
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Date: 9/27/2019 12:18:00 PM
With God's help, so many things are possible. A lovely psalm, Richard. Congratulations on your win!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 5:02:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn. ;0)
Date: 9/27/2019 12:15:00 PM
Richard, this Psalm sounds like one that King David would have written. You have truly captured the essence of a Psalm in your beautiful statement of faith. Congratulations!
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:54:00 AM
- Richard, a wonderful winning poem :) - Congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/27/2019 1:49:00 AM
"For you reside within my being and I am gifted with Your Sacred Sight." The truth and beauty in this piece is glorious Richard. Congratulations on your deserving second placement! xxoo
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Date: 9/26/2019 10:39:00 PM
Congratulations and Bless you.. This is a wonderful psalm.
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Date: 9/25/2019 5:05:00 PM
Love the proclamation at the end! Amen!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2019 5:18:00 PM
Thanks Kim.
Date: 9/24/2019 8:50:00 PM
Your psalm is breathtaking in its humbling and devotional beauty, Richard. I love your title and your inspiring poem. A fav! Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you, my friend.. ~Susan
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2019 9:27:00 AM
Thanks Susan, what a lovely comment. Blessings Rick.
Date: 9/22/2019 10:42:00 AM
I love the psalm you wrote Richard, King David would be proud but more so The Lord above. Blessings my friend
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/22/2019 11:42:00 AM
Thanks again Carl.
Date: 9/21/2019 10:01:00 AM
A reassuring and reoccurring gift this is... Through these words and God's promise. If someone is searching for refuge, it can start hear Mr. Powerful!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/21/2019 10:06:00 AM
You are kind. Glad you like my title, it was a fun play on words.
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Vegter Papyrus
Date: 9/21/2019 10:02:00 AM
Love the title
Date: 9/20/2019 5:37:00 PM
A winner and a FAV Blew me away! Panagiota
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/21/2019 10:07:00 AM
Thanks dear one. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/20/2019 1:30:00 PM
WoW! An Amazing Psalm. A winner for sure. Going into my faves. Great Stuff. God Bless, JB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 4:19:00 PM
Thanks Judy, I’m pleased it resonates for you.
Date: 9/20/2019 12:58:00 PM
Richard, what a wonderful Psalm - 'Whisper your comforting words in my ear, so that I am not consumed by my doubt' we are all human and need thes reassuring words .... Yes when we are together, I have no doubt that You are God - I had to fave this Richard, it is important for my soul that I fave it - such depth! I didn't know you had written a book - awesome that it is in second print - what is your book called? Hugs, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 4:21:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, it is titled Dummy, Hurtful and Healing Words. It is also available as an e-book on line.
Date: 9/20/2019 12:59:00 AM
Hello Richard, beautiful Psalm, i so enjoyed reading it because i am to a Believer. Good luck. I have been away since a long time, as i left Montreal 3 years ago to come and live next to my 2 boys, I decided to end my last few years next to them, as i am 82 now. Keep writing you are amazing. How did your book do by the way, i hope very good. Terry xoxo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 8:09:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise Terry. It’s great that you are close to your boys. Where in Canada are you now? Thanks for asking about my book. It is now in second print so I am pleased. Blessings and a big hug.
Date: 9/19/2019 10:31:00 PM
Blue denim and lace.. your amazing Psalm is full of strength and beauty, Richard!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 8:09:00 AM
Much appreciated. ;0)
Date: 9/18/2019 11:21:00 PM
I love the word play in your title and this poem beautiful.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 8:24:00 AM
Thanks Julia.
Date: 9/18/2019 7:52:00 PM
nicely penned psalm Rick...i think at times we all doubt ourselves and even our faith! we often question our own worth...i know i do....good write for the contest my friend :) hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 8:25:00 AM
Hugs back to you Sandra.
Date: 9/18/2019 6:38:00 PM
"For you reside within my being and I am gifted with Your Sacred Sight." - this is quite revealing, and so wonderfully honest!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:48:00 PM
Thanks again Caren. Sometimes simple is best.
Date: 9/18/2019 6:29:00 PM
Richard this poem is certainly worthy of this contest, but may i ask??? (A rhetorical question since I'm going to any how.) Richard, though many of your comments on mine imply an impish suggestive suggestion; I still get the impression that you are of some sort of a religious type. Now I don't mean that in a bad way Richard, just reading and observing; but would you mind defining yourself religiously/spiritually/or whatever you consider yourself to be. As I said, I will never be judgemental.
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Jeff Connelly
Date: 9/19/2019 5:56:00 PM
I agree. Thank you Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:40:00 PM
Hi Jeff, I am a Christian. I do not however subscribe to a holier than though approach. There are many aspects of humanity that a poet explores.
Date: 9/18/2019 5:52:00 PM
Well said Rick, should do well in the contest, already a winner to me!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:41:00 PM
Thanks John.
Date: 9/18/2019 4:43:00 PM
Well written prayer! Great twist on the contest, great job!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:49:00 PM
Thanks Timothy.
Date: 9/18/2019 4:15:00 PM
What wonderful thought. I liked the lines "Whisper Your comforting words in my ear, so that I am not consumed by my doubt". all the best in the contest !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:51:00 PM
Thanks, that is my favourite line as well.
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