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A Prayer

February 26, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

I feel like you are near,
But you are behind a brick wall
Just watching to see
What I will do.
I’m trying my best, Lord,
But my best
Is not good enough.
I’m stressed
And close to tears.
I’m afraid to fail.
Bring me out of this pit.
Raise me up
Onto a mountain top, Lord.
I need you to carry me.
I’m slipping.
Grab my hand and
Don’t let go.
Don’t wait until I am down so far
I need to hit rock bottom before I soar.
Let me soar now, God,
Yahweh, meet me here,
Put a song in my mouth.
Not any song,
Your song.
Be here with me, please.
Let me pass.
Keep me stable.
Speak to me.
Make me a light.
In Jesus’ name,

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