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" I Must Needs Do My Father's Work "



Lord, protect me from the Crossfire

Between warring factions

Teach me to keep

My head below the parapet

And to look out for the ricochets

When the bullets start flying

Though Egos are bruised

With Patience and Tolerance exhausted

I will not react with Anger and Temper

Help me to curb my tongue

When Silence is the better option

Show me how to control all situations

By remaining calm at my center

And divorced from recriminations

Let me be the first to say sorry always

When unavoidable hostilities occur

Realising Darkness chooses the subtle time

To attack when our defenses are down

Enamour me with Grace

To Prevail and Overcome

All Evil and Discontent

Spread the Mortar of Unconditional Love

With the Trowel of Humility

And lay the Cement of Concord

Freely and Evenly to everyone

But most of all Dear God

Teach me to love You

With all my Heart and Soul


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006


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Reviewed by Janet Bellinger
Lovely poem. I will wish for this Grace also.

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
I think I'll make this my daily prayer. Thank you, Peter.~~Carmen
Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Let us NEVER forget they are over there. . . wonderful tribute Bro. Peter,blessin's 2 U, and to them!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You have such great command of your subject Peter! Your knowledge of the Lord is a blessing for all who read you!It is a joy to be so inspired! Thank you!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
What a powerful and focused prayer this is Peter. Excellent write, one to save in my library!
Take care,
Reviewed by Lori Moore
A wonderful, poetic prayer.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I love the way Sage put it, Peter. Heartfelt and prayerful verses. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Amen indeed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Reviewed by George Carroll
A wonderful prayer to say everyday and live by. Well done Deacon Peter my new name for you.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
In step with cosmic rhythm, Peter. Turning gunbarrels into flutes.

Reviewed by Sue Hess
wonderful prayer, one we all should consider
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