Always Something GoodPoems that remind us that life holds many good things, even when there are times we do not like. Plus find poems about prayer to encourage you. We hope the wisdom in these verses inspire you.
Always Something Good
Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012
I shall be glad when summer comes,
As it's my favourite time.
The sun, the beach, the big blue sky,
The mountains I love to climb.
But just because summer is,
My favourite time of the year.
It doesn't mean I won't look back,
To all seasons with great cheer.
Fall and winter lose the warmth,
That spring and summer find.
But there are still great thing about,
Seasons that are unrefined.
The thing to try and keep in mind,
No matter what the day,
Is there is always something good,
To give thanks to God in prayer.
Look and find the things you love,
Make the most out of all you can.
Don't stop and wait for life to pass,
Life's too short to be a season fan.
Life's Tug Of War
by Author Unknown (thanks to Neill for sending this to us)
Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind.
Poet: Eliza Hickok
I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know:
God answers prayer.
I know not if the blessing
Sought will come in just
The guise I thought.
I leave my prayer to Him alone
Whose will is wiser than my own.
By Margaret Sangster
God knows, not I, the reason why
His winds of storm drive through my door;
I am content to live or die
Just knowing this, nor knowing more.
My Father's hand appointing me
My days and ways, so I am free.
By Unknown Confederate soldier
I asked God for strength that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. . .
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. . .
I asked for riches that I might be happy,
I was given poverty that I might be wise. . .
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. . .
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things. . .
I got nothing that I asked for-
but everything I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.
St. Theresa's Prayer
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are
born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself
just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
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