A Poem by Bobbi Duffy

How we pray matters.



The twenty-four elders fell down before His who sits on the throne, and worshiped who lives forever and ever. They lay down their crowns before the throne and said, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being.

                                Rev 4:10-11

When speaking to God, we need to have an attitude of thanksgiving.

Not because of what we have, or have accomplished or the prizes we’ve won.

But because we know that everything we are or have comes from Him.

The air we breathe, the birdsong we hear, the breezes we feel on our face

All come to us by his loving grace.

Each wave in the ocean, each drop of water we drink,

Our body’s mechanics and our ability to think,

The sun’s warmth and the moon and star’s light

If God takes his love away, would be lost in less than a night.

So when you pray begin with praise moving to thanks that you are living

And for the gift of salvation by the grace of His Son

Sing the praises of God, my friend, with vigor and vim.

©2015 B.Duffy

© 2015 Bobbi Duffy

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This is a lovely read.

It is so refreshing to see someone pondering the gifts that our creator has given us. I love the way you bring attention to simple things that we take for granted, like light and water. Like you, I will be grateful all my life for the wonders we have, thanks to God.

Sadly, we humans are an ungrateful bunch and are destroying the beautiful gifts we have been given. But I take comfort from one of my favourite scriptures;

"God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

He will not let us destroy his beautiful creation and, because the earth is in so much trouble, it means that God's intervention must be very soon.

"Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven."

I wish you peace.


Posted 1 Year Ago

This is pretty good. Feels a little stolen due to the biblical theme, but overall good. Nice job on the idea, but the grammar could use a touch up. Keep going and you'll get there!

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Bobbi Duffy

6 Years Ago

No man is an island, especially a writer. Yes it's a biblical theme, but that's part of who I am. An.. read more
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I am a Lutheran Christian, so I understand.

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Added on March 15, 2015
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Bobbi Duffy
Bobbi Duffy

Boynton Beach, FL

I've been writing most of my life. I hold an AA in Liberal Arts and BAs in Creative Writing and American History. I'm a grandmother of 7 and a great-grandmother of 4. more..