Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Prayer of Asking

I ask You daily, to forgive me
as I forgive others
and then I let my life
be governed by hate.

I ask You to not pass judgement
on me
and then I judge others
by my standards.

I ask You not to condemn me
and then I taste
so much condemnation
in my thoughts and words.

I ask You to see past my failings,
to give me strength
and then I admonish my brother
when he gives in to struggles.

I ask You to be merciful,
to make me a beacon of Your mercy,
and then I don't listen
to those who share their pain.

I ask You to mold me
into the image of You,
and then I stand distant
when others need me most.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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