Saturday, July 17, 2010


Powerful when you’re hopeless
Resplendent way to God
Avouching faith and praise
Yearning for His blessings
Exalting His omnipotence
Resting on His promise

Prayer has immense power; to those who believe. When everything seems to let us down, when we feel like giving up, when we can no longer bear the heavy burden, when we seem hopeless, when there's no one to help us in our moments of despair, when it seems the end of everything, turn to God, talk to Him in prayer and He will show His preponderant power of compassion to us beyond our expectations and comprehension.


Written for
One Single Impression (Prompt: Preponderance)
Also for Acrostic Only (Prompt: Prayer)


  1. I join you Amity in praying for the well being of all those who visit this beautiful page. Thank you God for making me a part of this beautiful world of thoughts and generous sharing!Love it.

  2. prayr is the best way too build confidence!awesome ...doesnt require yu need to belive in god.... yur parents are enuf to pray abt :) lovely words mam

  3. lovely..and i agree amity..prayer has immense the end of it even if u dont have solution to ur problem but u leave with immense peace...

  4. yes. its indeed a prayer that u speak of here.. lovely words Amity.

    interesting way of combining the acrostic with the OSI prompt. but i wish u would have done a separate take on it. or maybe combined it in the poetry itself rather than a note at the end.

  5. Wow... What a wonderful definition for prayer..

    Yours Frendly,
    Saravana Kumar M
    Few Miles

  6. Prayer is not the last resort when everything has failed.Prayer rather should be the steering wheel and not the stepney tyre.Prayer should be the preponderant mood in us.

    The note at the end is sweeter than the wonderful poem.Thanks

  7. You have a deep faith and it shows in your words and your poetry.

  8. This is a nice prayer poem. And acrostic too! Yes too, prayer is our way to keep close to our God.
    BTW, as a limerick, Prompt #8 has a syllable limit rather than a word limit.
    (Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 of Limericks have 5 to 7 syllables and the last words rhyme.
    If they are to be truly five anapestic lines as ours are required then it will be of necessity a multiple of three syllables per line [six or nine].)
    You can read more about these on Wikipedia, especially in the 'form' section (9 syl, 9 syl, 6 syl, 6 syl, and 9 syl).

    I hope you try it! It's like doing a puzzle yet having a poem.
    My poem had the funny guy character become not funny when he became drunk. I don't advocate that.

  9. Hi Amity,

    As my mom once said to me --
    "A life led by prayer is a life well lived."

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. God bless!!

  10. Excellent words. Yes, I'm convinced that to the believer prayer can certainly work.

  11. Resting on His promise

    Such restfulness...Beautiful.

  12. A wonderful reflection on the power of prayer. Thank you.

  13. Dear Amity,
    Good Evening!
    Prayer works wonders.
    Long before I had read in Mission Hospital,''More things are wrought by prayer than this world ever dreams of''.Then onwards this strong line is in my mind.
    I loved the note at the end,dear!
    Surrender and pray wholeheartedly.Let peace prevails.
    Wishing you a wonderful night,

  14. When we want to drink a glass of water/when we want to type a comment, we dont pray.
    When our dear ones are in hospital /When we have exams, we do pray

    When things go beyond human capacity, we need prayer to have a psychological back up.

    Prayer helps indeed.

    PS : I dont pray. I am agnostic.

  15. Hey Amity..

    Good one, as always..:)

    PS: Hope evythng is fine with ur family now.. take care amity..:)

  16. i agree with you totally...

    its ok to pray as long as no one tells others how much to pray and whom to pray...

  17. Amity -- Thanks for sharing your reflections.


  18. Your creativity rocks!

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  19. I liked the way you presented thoughts for each letter, for one common theme.

  20. A great and gentle reminder of the power of prayer and what it means. Thanks!

  21. I agree there is immense power in prayer. If we believe, they will be answered.