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A Prayer For All The Innocent Suffering

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , July 08, 2013

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On bended knees my tears fall freely. Let me today offer a plea for all those "Unknown" "Unseen" Unloved" who melt into society's uncaring arms.

Do you see them?

Are your eyes truly open?

Or do you pretend

Walking blindly among

What hurts your heart

To look at....?

I have never been able to close my eyes to those in need. I pray I never do. Yes, at times I have cursed and wondered the purpose of being blessed with seeing what is not on the surface. That somehow, my vision needs to go deeper. Why do I read such pain in eyes I do not know? What am I being directed to see?

Years ago, I realized that through my own pains and traumas, I was given a gift. The gift being awareness to take that and use it to help raise another's soul.

Oh hungry one

Why are you crying?

Who has wounded your heart

Let me caress this affliction

Breathe grace drenching

You in abundant love...

I humbly offer you my heart

Use it as you see fit

Hold on to it when

Life shatters your essence

I see beyond the surreptitious smile

Let me look inside your soul...

I cherish so many memories of sharing in such profound pain....What do you say to a woman who has found Hell on earth? Does anyone else see the deadness in her eyes? When I am blessed with having those in need come into my path, my first thought is always a prayer...A prayer to be given strength, direction, and the wisdom to say what needs to be said to help heal this emotional tribulation.

I dedicate this to my beautiful Mother who healed my wanting heart as an innocent child. The plan for my life was formed without my awareness . Years later, looking within I found my calling.

Last year I took early retirement. Moving to a building to help my beautiful friend who was battling fourth stage cancer. She actually passed before I was able to move in.

Once again, I do know I am here for a reason. When you open your own heart and ask God to direct your walk in life...HE LISTENS...I give thanks...

Today I am in a very reflection mood...praying still to be directed as He wants me to be. Amen....

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By Coach Phatty on July 09, 2013 at 09:20 am


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By Barbara MacDonald on July 09, 2013 at 02:58 pm

Thank you Rich...:-)

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By riginal on July 09, 2013 at 04:10 pm

Barb i can only reiterate Coach.I'm running out of tissues here. Are you sure you're not a rep for a tissue sales company seconded to boost sales? Because you are doing a great in personation. Cheers...that we should all follow in your footsteps and beliefs but it's hard to keep up with you as you tend to take ones breath away...and what a God way to gasp...pause and reflect. You is it girl.Barb MacGODald and then some! See! i can write short truthful observations shared and agreed pon by any whose path your words cross.And you own a Ford! How much better can it get? An ex-formula one mechanic thrown in? Dang me Barb some people can get bye on a wing and a prayer. You just keep fluttering! Fresh prayer air is God for the heart and soul.:>)

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By Barbara MacDonald on July 09, 2013 at 05:44 pm

Riginal, my friend, you always humble me with your thoughts. I am a very simple human being, and find my contentment in giving to others. I do have some very firm beliefs in my being that we all have a given purpose to exist...and it is our responsibility to actually become more godly through our actions in life. Yes, I can be "deep", and I know not everyone agrees, and that is fine. I can only live my own life to the best of my abilities, and hopefully bless my own family , friends, and those who come into my life through my existence.

I have noticed that you too are quite "deep" in your thinkjing...but often cover it with interesting friend. Thank you again. :-)

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By Uttam Gill on July 26, 2013 at 03:46 am

Barb, this is an outstanding blog...Those who suffer they know the pain...They go through hell and you have prayer in your heart to assuage their feelings...I have understood life is not as simple as we comprehend but surely prayers have the power to lessen the pains...Let me Say barb with your intense sincerity of pure heart, My humble request, please don't contest with unknown which restrain your originality to expand..I see…feel and read the pain of yours and very explicitly would like to say that in a given heart of yours only let the true barb to resides...Your strength is your elemental core of belief and that's to give unconditionally...You are unique in your own way...You are special…you are gifted…

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By Barbara MacDonald on July 26, 2013 at 08:26 am

You do read me so well Uttam and sometimes know me better than I know myself. Yes, at times life has branded me with pain, but it also has served to open my heart more...I refuse to ever dwell too long on the negative and simply chose to use it to create a positive. Thank you so much Uttam. :-)

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