AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Claudio Herrera, iErnest Paquin, iPatricia Hilliard, iRoxanne Howe-Murphy, iGina LoBiondo, iGisele Vincent-Page, iMiranda Pope, i

  Home > Religion > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Paul H. Kogel

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 60 Titles
· 101 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2007

Paul H. Kogel, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Darwin's Blind Spot
by Frank Ryan

A different way of looking at evolution, now increasingly espoused in leading scientific journals, universities and presentations...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Five Dog Night Volume One: The First Year
by Linda Fair

A courageous woman flees an abusive spouse with her five dogs. Leaving Edmonton,Alberta, it takes her a year to reach Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her dog team pulls her on a ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





   Recent articles by
Paul H. Kogel

Why God Does Not Reveal Himself
The Dylarian Chronicles - The Tale of Karryn
1Corinthians 15: The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Why Does a Good God Send People to Hell?
If I were King of the World
McChrystal Had to Go
Mage of Dylar
Christians and Prop 8 in California
Ambiguous Allocution
Peter Kajano, Once Again Inspires
Obama's Government Take Over's and Such
Praises for Black Rose Writing Publishers
           >> View all

Misery's Own Anguish - A Prayer of Torment
by Paul H. Kogel   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


The soul is never so fragile as when it acknowledges its own dark condition.

Misery's Own Anguish
(A Prayer of Torment)
by Paul H. Kogel


Dear God, bring nigh thy face to me, that I be no more abandoned. Thine clement shadow, once such comfort, now absent, brings blisters upon my heart. Now my mind is ensnared in fog and shame and far greater shadow of despair by degree, than ever the comfort that once your presence did bring.

I have sinned... Unto thine holy eyes brought I carrion so foul and offensive, it causeth thee to turn away. Now, thy trust to look again escapes before thee. I have done this thing. I have caused this to fall upon thee, to apply the lash once more, to pound the nail yet deeper still. When I should have lifted up, instead I thought it but a trifle to press my weight upon the thorns that crown thy innocent head.

I am guilty... No thing upon, nor under, nor above the Earth could count me other than a debtor. I fall, I do, under the weight of all I have brought upon thee, and I cannot bear it. It must not be mine to carry. It must then press me asunder, for there is no help if not from thee. So I must allege it thine, and that it be thine alone.

I am clean... I am clean, I cry, oh Holy God, as if that hope be found. Yet how might I be clean if not by thine own hand? How might thou reach out thine hand to me unless thee turn back thy face unto me? Thou must come to me, my God; I am too fouled to come to thee, save upon my knees as it now be. Thou must turn back or I shall die here, and here is only the mire of my own making and I am loathe to stay herein.

Forsake me not... Thou hast not wished me here, I know. Thou hast made me for better than this. Thou shalt not abandon me. Tell me, Hero, that thou shall not discard me. That thou shall not desert me as I deserted thee. Give not unto me a just reward, but undeserved mercy as thou promised even before my own transgressions. For salvation is thine and thine alone - there is none other hope without thee.

Upon the promise of Christ I stand forever,

Amen

 

 

 

Web Site: Paul H. Kogel's Books and Short Stories



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!





When Man Listens-How to listen to God by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

“When Man Listens”has often been referred to as “a mini version of the Alcoholics Anonymous Book”. It is a life altering book that transforms a person’s relationship with God. Th..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Islam Attacks the Whore by Will Clark

Revelation tells Christians what will happen to our future. It tells us we must hold fast, or we will suffer the same fate as those who follow the Beast and those prophesies of tha..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.