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By Peter O
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"For another foundation is not able to be set except the one
which is already laid -- Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 3:11


What foundation secures my soul?
Underpins my "Gospel" climb?
The base for my inner world --
All thoughts, feelings and decisions?

What? What Truth? Fact? Certainly
One not tied nor frail;
One not covered by wax;
One nursing and teaching;
Yes, a skilled rudder.

What? THE fact:
I am powerless without grace.

On my own, I am not able
To lift the lead of the soul's Adam;
To lift the shield of anger;
To lift the stumps of past habits;
Above all,
To lift my cross -- Your gift to me.

Gird my soul with grace,
I will  outsoar all pride,
Envy, greed and lust,
All so very, very unprofitable.

Touched no longer by these blackthorns,
I will be grace-fired with and by Jesus --
The Master Builder
Whose Self is the Foundation's Grace.

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 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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