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There was once two girls on the way to school,
They thought there was a possibility that they might be late,
One decided to stop and pray that she would get there on time,
The other prayed as she ran all the way to the gate.
There are many who believe in the power of prayer,
Others know that God will not do what we ourselves could achieve,
Working in close co-operation with God can be effective,
But this is a power which is only given to these who believe.
Prayer is two way communication with God,
In which we tell God what we require,
At the same time God will speak to us,
To tell us what we must do to get what we desire.
It really is important that we are prepared to play our part,
Otherwise the communication with God is one sided,
We should not expect God to do the things we ask,
Unless we are willing to follow the path which he has decided.
Which of the two little girls are you like?
The one who stops and kneels down to pray,
Or the one who gets on with the rest of your life,
Whilst praying that God will help you on the way.
Ron Martin

About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

3 responses

  1. Perhaps the “narrow gate” for this sentiment is to exercise trust in the Lord which can only be done on our knees, in cooperation with a proactive mindset for the Lord helps those who help themselves.
    The flow of this poem/anecdote really draws in a reader and the overall message resonates without needed to memorize each word. The power of prayer and our place in it, hard to define but I wonder if it is a matter of continuing to strive, that the striving to understand is, in itself, all we need to know. The heart to know.


  2. nice!


  3. Jesus by all human perception was four days late to help Lazarus but we later found out that He was in fact, right on time.


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