Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Oracle's Prayer

I still have breath in my lungs
Flowing freely like the wind
I crave for the beautiful things of life
But I’m trapped in a world torn by sorrow and strife
I live my life with uncertainty
Because any minute could be my last.
What is the need for breathing?
Why do I wake up the morning?
If I cannot get the things I need
If I cannot accomplish my purpose for being here
If I cannot lift my head high in pride.
Even in this ever changing world
I hide myself under your wings
From the fiery darts of the enemy.

I grow older with every second that strikes
I become wiser with age on my side
But what is the need for wisdom?
If it cannot be applied
I feel like one who toiled in sun and under the rain
Only to realize my handiwork is in vain
Without anything to gain.
Lord, help me find my purpose
Be the light that shines in my path
That I may not stumble
You keep me in my hours of slumber
You preserve my Life and health
But I repay you with Iniquity.

Lord, I do not ask for riches
Material possession
But I ask that you give my life a pattern
The wisdom to discern
The grace to understand
To never miss an opportunity
To discover my hidden ability
To take charge of my life
And live a life worthy of emulation
To create an impact in people lives
To be an instrument of positive change
To be the key that unlocks the door to someone’s happiness
To be here for a reason.

Many times I go astray
But the Good shepherd will always find the lost sheep
Grant me courage to resist temptation
And the strength to reach my destination.
I know I ask for too much
But my heart’s desire, you will grant
Forgive my sins
The battle I shall win
In your name I pray.


Isi said...

Amen to that! nice :-)

Lighty said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. i love this so much i had to read it the second time out loud. this is just beautiful, well done.

Jaybabe said...

Well i hope you are not only praying oo! Also maybe acting upon everything you askin God to help you achieve, coz you know, He also helps those who also help themselves.

But very well written. Keep it up.

Rinsola said...

Nyce one,and amen to that

LurLar said...

Amen....Nice post.

Aijay said...

A big amen to your prayer.
Thanks for stopping by mine.

Olamild said...

THank u 4 your comments on the song
God bless

Jaycee said...

You will find your purpose...

WhozHe said...

I need to read that, thanks for your posting.

Kafo said...

this is mercy
words don't do it justice
there are soo many things that resonate deep with mii in this

it's like you went into my soul and dug deep and took my raw material and created this jewel


In my head and around me said...

This is lovely. I am going to print it out and put it in my room. For me it is sort of personal because it expresses a lot of my struggles and innermost desires.

NikkiSab said...

dis is lovely

Sparkle said...


akin aworan said...

Thank you for your poems that you share. Inspiring stuff.

Olamild said...


I love this post
You are a fine writer

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

This is one of the best prayers I have read outside the Holy Bible.

If every Nigerian youth could be as reflective in truth and spirit as you are, there is hope for a new breed of Nigerian philosopher-kings to lead our great nation.

Cheers and God bless.

Freelance said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. very lovely and inspiring prayer.

It was really touching.

Cheers and keep up the good work