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By Peter O
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Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction
of things not seen," Hebrews 11:1



The eys of the soul
To see the unseen;
The heart-beat
Of hope.


Makes rich and noble
The house of love;
The well of drink
In times of trouble.


Steps on despair's scorpion
Whose sting leads to death --
By oneself.


Paves the Jesus-Journey
With ease and sureness;


The feast
Of joy and peace.


The labor
Of birthing Jesus
To the world;


Sets free the soul
From slavery's shanty and
Prison's cell.


One thing I ask;
One thing I seek:
That my thoughts, heart and will
Heat with trust  and conviction
In Your Word, Father,
Made plain by the Risen Jesus, and
Flamed by Tongues of the Spirit, Holy.

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Submitted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 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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