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God's Answer to My Prayers - Visitor's Poem

by Pranitha Devi Wickins
(Pietermaritzburg; kwazulu Natal, South Africa)

Be careful of what you ask for
God tends to meet your “need”
But he is a God with humor
With low tolerance for greed

One day I asked for strength
To cope with choices I had made
He gave me even more to cope with
Lord, where is your compassionate aid?

And then I asked for patience
To deal with people in my life
He multiplied my irritations
And tripled my daily strife

Of course like many of you out there
I too need some help
With things material in nature
dare I challenge my mental health!

I hesitated for a while
But gave in, in desperation
And true to the recurring theme
He worsened my situation

“Father, it says so in your word,
To “ask and it shall be received”.
Is it that you did not hear me
What am I to believe?

Imagine my surprise
when his answer to my question
Came with a giggle and a nudge
as he shared his translation

“Child, I heard your cries for help
And as my word was written
I responded and you received
Be quiet….. look, and listen

When you said you required strength
I increased the load you carried
And like an athlete training with weights
You grew in strength that was buried

Your request for patience, my precious child
Did not fall on deaf ears
The grace and mercy you now display
Cannot be compared to previous years

As for the help with your daily takings
He said with a twinkle in his eye
Look carefully at your priorities
And suddenly I wanted to cry

Because as I looked down at my life
With new and improved vision
I found, for the first time, all the answers
To requests from a questioning Christian

Lord, I thank you for your wisdom
And your omnipresent nature
For the blessings and the lessons
And for being my humorous teacher

Copyright © 2011 Pranitha Devi Wickins
(A.k.a. Nisha Wickins). All rights reserved

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God's Answer to My Prayers - Visitor's Poem

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May 14, 2011

I too like this poem. I like the humour of it, and it carries a lot of sense. As the saying goes "Be careful what you pray for, or you might get it- and then regret it. But you won't be able to send it back.

Apr 14, 2011
Love it !
by: Reets

I love this! It's so lighthearted, funny and entertaining in tone, yet the message it carries is so intense... I'm liking this writing style. :)

Apr 13, 2011
by: Ashley Bhika

Lovely poem and so very true! We never take the time to look around at everything we DO HAVE! :)

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