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By Peter O
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Spread wide my soul's walls,
Make room within, and
Fill with the Fresh Air of Your Grace,
With the Power
To welcome Your Will,
Embrace Your Will in all --
The small, the big,
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Yes, let my soul
Be enfolded with Your Will, for
Your Will is my truth,
A Truth seeding peace --
A Truth-Peace.
Father, Your Power
Drives through all --
Seeds to oaks, streams to oceans, but,
Above all, You weaved and wedded
Human tissue to Your Son, and
Gifted us with Jesus.
I pray this Power be my grace
To live Your Will in all,
For, without grace, my will is feeble.

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Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012

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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