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WHEN I STOP AND PRAY

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 © | Year Posted 2006




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Date: 10/26/2019 3:55:00 PM
An excellent write, and a good reminder what to do in the good times and the bad! Congrats on being in the top 100 all time...a remarkable achievement! Congrats William...I'm saving this one!
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Date: 6/16/2019 11:44:00 AM
so lovely. a beautiful post.
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Date: 2/20/2019 4:50:00 PM
Hello William Robinson, a lovely poem. It sounds like a prayer to me. So i will say Amen.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/19/2019 6:42:00 PM
That'd be a neat preface poem to the booklet: "Pausing to Pray: Lenten Meditations for Busy People"! :)
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Date: 2/8/2019 10:16:00 PM
Added to my list of FAVES!
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Date: 2/8/2019 10:14:00 PM
Very well written!
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Date: 9/27/2018 7:08:00 AM
When I simply stop and pray, by William Robinson, I find to be comforting and what I look for in poetry- whenever the author can produce this expression of peace and serenity; it is a beautiful work of art.
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Date: 9/26/2018 7:45:00 PM
Wow, this is quite awesome. Aptly done.
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Date: 9/21/2018 1:02:00 AM
Really beautiful . I so enjoyed that.
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Date: 9/7/2018 5:11:00 AM
Love this wonderful poem! Thanks, William
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Date: 8/29/2018 4:51:00 AM
Very inspiring poem, William:) I love it:) adding to my faves:)
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Date: 4/15/2018 8:10:00 AM
I was looking for a lyric poem and came across this one. All I can say is it's really beautiful and inspiring, I love it..
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Date: 3/30/2018 8:24:00 AM
Loved this. It really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:36:00 AM
I felt every word that you said, great job William, please make more.
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Date: 11/13/2017 12:35:00 AM
This is a marvelous written work of art for bringing those moments of praying into simplicity. Loved this!
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Date: 8/21/2017 1:04:00 PM
This is really beautiful!
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Date: 8/12/2017 3:30:00 PM
William Robinson, Need your permission to read this poem at my Poetry Revisited group tomorrow. I am so impressed with it. Feel free to read my poems when you want to. James Horn
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Date: 5/6/2017 12:55:00 AM
I enjoyed this beautiful poem. Our problems can be blessings in disguise if we will take them to God in prayer.
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Date: 4/1/2017 5:34:00 AM
Such a magnificent poem for inspiration. Thank you, for sharing, William!
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Date: 1/25/2017 3:55:00 PM
Just beautiful
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Date: 1/25/2017 3:54:00 PM
Just beautiful
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Date: 1/10/2017 4:11:00 AM
wonderful and true when i stop praying i feel miserable alone and lost. but when i stop to pray ways open that i cant explain. a favourite of mine already.
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Date: 1/5/2017 3:19:00 PM
this is a lovely poem reminding us that sometimes all we need to do is stop and pray.
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Date: 10/4/2016 11:14:00 PM
Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I really like this poem. It's inspiring and so like a song. Carole
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Date: 8/25/2016 8:42:00 AM
Awesome poem! I shared it on my blog today!
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