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By Peter O
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"And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, 'This is my Beloved Son.
Hear Him.'" Luke 9:35

Father,

Through faith,
I climb over the wall,
The barrier of the senses and
Walk through Your field,
A field like a farmland with an earth
So,so, fertile with power and grace.

There, I meet You, the Loving Craftsman,
As You speak of Jesus,
Your Beloved Son. the Chosen One, and
You command, yes, with an imperative"
"Listen to Him."

He asks to repent, to turn away
From the strife and struggle
With the Dark Angel's battle-gods, and
Follow Him, Jesus,
Listen to Him.

Listen to Him,
Unshell the "old self,"
And speak as Jesus --
Not with harsh words, cruel words,
All blades of hurt,
But with love.

Listen to Him,
Meal with Him --
His Food, His Bread, and
Not the world's stinted rations.

Listen to Him,
Harmonize with Him --
His Care, His Love, and
Not be a shiverer in the world's frost,
But be soothed by the warmth of His garce.

Father,

Quench the thirst for Jesus,
Store His grace-waters in the soul,
Then, much as a camel.
I will walk sure through the desert
Hearing Him.


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Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.


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