May God Grant Me

May God grant me the gift:

To lay my head upon my bed

and slip my mind to sleep;

To find upon the morrow

a refreshing realignment

of thought and deed;

To greet the day

with pleasure in all things;

And a sane desire

to think clearly.


May God grant me sight

to lift my eyes upon this world

of unceasing life and beauty;

And sound -

the symphony of the natural world

the dear voices

of family and friends.


And insight.

May I never lose sincerity

and tenacity

of heart and mind

that guide my words of love

encouragement and hope -

even my 'pen upon the page'.


May I find on my steps each day

family and friends -

Strength enough to open my door.

And if I do not lift the latch

to greet them with a smile

may they clearly say:

'She does not because she cannot.'





Cynthia Buell Thomas

January, 2018







◄ One Word

Written in the Stars ►


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Martin Elder

Sun 13th May 2018 14:35

This certainly does have all the feeling of a prayer Cynthia with so much of your heart felt sincerity thrown in for good measure. As I read it off the page I imagine you reading it out loud. Lovely
Hope to see you soon

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Hazel ettridge

Sat 12th May 2018 21:24

I agree Hannah, a prayer that holds true.

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Hannah Collins

Sat 12th May 2018 20:30

Beautiful writing.
A poem and prayer, uplifting, gentle and heartfelt.


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mike booth

Sat 12th May 2018 17:25

lovely poem! I love "a refreshing realignment". See also my poem, May I Never on my page... Mike Booth

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