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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Empty and Full (06/04/09)

TITLE: Father, Give And Take Away
By Patricia Herchenroether
06/10/09


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Lord, remove my feelings of single-handed pride.
Fill me with humility, for you worked at my side.

Empty from my mindset its warehouse of deceit.
Stock it with true wisdom, and fill until replete.

Deafen both my ears, God, to Satanís every word;
but let in tiny whispers, so that Your Small Voice is heard.

Pray, deplete my body of its appetite for sin.
Feed it only righteousness, and pack it firmly in.

Veil and screen my eyes to the evil ones of night,
but give me crystal clarity to focus on Your Light.

Ease my covert soul of its self-reproach and shame.
Let forgiveness in, and then call for me by name.

Wash my careless tongue of profanity and curses.
Fill my mouth, instead, from The Holy Book of Verses.

Take Thee from my hands idle acts of mischief-making.
Fill them with good works for a fruitful undertaking.

Then empty from my heart any hate and scorn for others.
Fill it near to bursting with compassion for my brothers.


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Joanne Sher 06/13/09
Oh, I really like this. Love how you incorporated the topic so masterfully in each stanza. Great messages throughout.
Nancy Gustafson06/15/09
I love your poem. It clearly rings from your heart. And the last verse is really beautiful.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/18/09
Congratulations on placing with your beautiful prayer-poem.
Emily Gibson06/18/09
a powerful prayer--congratulations on your EC placing--well deserved!
Bryan Ridenour06/18/09
Super poem and congrats on your placement!
Carol Slider 06/18/09
Very effective use of the topic words here! Congratulations!!
Catrina Bradley 06/18/09
This is empty and full to the max! Wonderful! Congratulations on placing in the top ten this week!
Margaret Kearley 06/19/09
This is so wonderful, I can so identify with every verse. Brilliant poetry.
Charla Diehl 07/01/09
So much said in so few words--this spoke to me as a devotional poem today--thank you for the wisdom packed in each line. Congratulations on your win.
Laura Manley07/14/09
This is absolutely stunning, Patricia. You are richly blessed with a talent the Lord will use many times over. Blessings, Laura