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Prepare
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By Peter O
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Prepare
"A voice yelling in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight His roads." Matthew 3:3

Father,

Through grace,
Open my soul's roads --
The road of my thoughts,
The road of my feeling,
The road of my doings.

Through grace,
Clear these roads of "I,"
For me to  journey with the Staff
From the root of Jesse -- Jesus.
(Isaiah 11:1)

Through grace,
I open my soul's roads and
I choose to do Jesus, not "I," and
With courage
Stand up for Your Will, Father.

Through grace,
I open my soul's roads to Jesus as
I learn the meaning of You, Father, and
Come before You
With humility, trust and love.

Through grace,
I open my soul's roads to Jesus as
I kneel with wonder and awe
Before the glory and majesty of You, Father.

Father,

Life the hood of "I,"
The cowl covering my sight,
So that all my soul's roads
Will see, truly see, with love
My neighbor and my enemy,
As You asked.
 


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Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013

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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