Black Poetry : Unanswered Prayers

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Earlier today I was reminded of the days of the past
    When life seemed golden and I prayed nightly it would last
    Back then I had my life all planned and mapped out for me
    For I thought that I definitely knew how everything should be

    But in my state of ignorant bliss I wasn’t preparing for the hard times
    I was trying to have it my way not knowing the best plan was not mine
    I must thank God, He left those prayers unanswered back then
    For my way would have had me sinking over and over again

    Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
    For I am reminded when talking to the man upstairs
    An answer of no or not yet doesn't mean He doesn't care
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

    As I look back I realize that the past was more nightmare than dream
    For my new reality has given me new hindsight and changed me
    For in those good ole’ days nothing was as it really seemed
    Looking back I can’t recall what was good about those days
    Thank God He didn’t answer all of my daily appeals and calls
    I must confess the Lord must know what he's doing after all

    As my past stood side by side with my future on today
    I must Thank God that He guided me this enlightened way
    For I am now better than bless no what it looks like to you
    And I must daily Thank God and give Him his rightful due
    For who knew unanswered prayer would be so truly good for me
    I thank God for not allowing it to happen how I thought it ought to be
    For left up to me my life would definitely be a complete mess
    Thank you Father for genuinely knowing what was best

    Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
    For I am reminded when talking to the man upstairs
    An answer of no or not yet doesn't mean He doesn't care
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

    It appears to me that unanswered prayer is just opportunity
    A chance to await that which is truly intended for you
    And when it is for you it will come on time, exactly when it’s due
    So no matter what your life looks like right now
    You have to trust and believe in God’s know how
    For some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered...

    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
     
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    For one hear all , what seem unanswered was one's will to not take you through
    a maze of unforgettable moments yet one bless thee into a better change to see
    if answered where you would be ......yes some of the greatest gifts is what's not
    handed unto us through thou prayer ......feel you here .....what a blessing !
     
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    Hello Asimplepoet...

    Sometimes we don't have the sense to know our wants and needs are not always what we need. Thanks for sharing this positive spin on unanswered prayers.


    feelin'itsouldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    as we begin our prayerful requests...

    ...we start with, "Father, if it is your will..." asking that "our will" take place, may not be "God's will" for us. therefore, our prayers may seem to go unanswered, when HE was actually looking our for our WELL BEING...COZ everything that looks good...isn't, necessarily, good for us. usually, in time, we recognize this.

    THANK YOU for your enlightenment on this subject.

    the river flows.
     
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    Sometimes what we think may be what's best for us, only seems to be what's best because we have no idea what the future truly holds. Thank you for this refreshing take on unanswered prayers, Sister "A Poet Who's Anything but Simple"...
     
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