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Prayer of a Shameful Child.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Prayer of a Shameful Child


You see my thoughts my plans laid bare

The will to change my ways

Toward the future life out there

Beyond these latter days


Make plain to me the great unknown

Reveal what shadows veil

Clarify what spirits but groan

That I no longer fail


Let’s scrutinize my unknown rights

Examine each my wrongs

That I may rise to higher heights

Where righteousness belongs


You! The Sewer of living seed

The facts to comprehend

Reveal The Truth of all I need

Beyond each unseen bend


Beyond where life and death divide

Where tears and darkness cease

Where on The Wind Your chosen ride

In glories joy and peace


Lord forgive me where I’ve failed You

Pardon my foolish ways

Withhold what every sinners due

Extend Your servant’s days


That I may change my wicked mind

Please help me in the fight

I pray that I’ll walk no more blind

But greet The Morning Light


Lend ear toward this heartfelt prayer

Delight in this my song

Forgive, allow me life to share

With He who did no wrong….. 

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Submitted: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, May 1, 2017

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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