Today’s morning prayer 51

I count on you O God,

I look up to you

To bless this day for me

And make it fruitful;

I count on you fatherly love,

That ehen you see me

Going wrong today,

You will put me back

On the right course;

I know you are always there

For me,

And so.you are there

For me today;

I know no body guard

Is as good as.you;

A thousand body guards

May fail me

But you alone will protect me;

Help me therefore, O Lord,

To put my full trust in you

This day

In everything I do,

And everywhere I go

I make my prayer

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen!

Prayer for my need

Almighty God,
You are a God of miracles;
You can do everything
Including the impossible;
Here I am, O Father, desperate;
On my knees before you;
You know my problem;
You know my need;
You know what I am going through right now;
Please, Father,
Do something for me;
Solve this problem for me;
Put a smile on my face;
Give me the best solution;
I know you can do it now;
You never fail those who
Put their trust in you;
My hope is in you;
Do something for me now;
Thank you!

It pains my heart (poem 99 from 100 poems for my sweetheart by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

When I think of how we were
Not very long ago,
I cannot hold tears
Running down my eyes;
You were everything to me;
I was everything to you;
We were all and all
To each other;
You could not be seen
Without me;
I could not be seen
Without you;
We were inseparable
Like conjoint twins;
Bound together like one
By love;
Where they saw you,
They saw me;
Where they saw me,
They saw you;
We were an ideal pair,
The admiration of all;
Who came to us and said so;
But today, we are world’s apart;
What happened, my love?
What or who came between us?
Do you know how I feel?
Don’t you care again how I feel?
Am I not the same one
Who meant so much to you?
How could I have imagined
We would come to this?
You were so ideal;
And gave me more than I could imagine;
You stood by me;
Cared for me;
Made me happy;
And made me so proud of you;
And for all that to vanish
As I see;
Is so hard for me;
Though I may smile;
Though I may laugh;
Though I may look normal,
I am so alone;
That I lost the only heart
I had in the world;
Which is you.
It Pains my heart;
It pains the more because
There’s nothing I can do;
It’s only you my love
That can bring back your heart
From where you have taken it;
Will you do it?
Will you bring back your heart?
You better do so my love;
Do you know
We are the laughing stock
Of our city?
Many are saying, “look at them!
They claimed to be ideal;
See where they are today!”
Shall we allow them
To continue to laugh at us?
It Pains my heart.

Listen to my cry

Listen to my cry O God;
I come before you in tears;
Pleading for your help;
My heart aches with sorrow;
I long for you to listen to me;
And answer my prayer;
My people are suffering;
And many are dying;
Here we are helpless on our own;
Without your intervention,
Surely, we are finished;
But with you, we have hope;
You never abandon your children;
Do not abanbon us;
Come to our aid;
Rescue us from the fangs
Of danger.
In you we put our trust.
That is why I come before you
Pleading you listen to my cry.