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The Difference

by Praveen Kumar

I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered.
He answered, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn’t show me.
He said, “But you didn’t seek.”

I tried to come into God’s presence
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided
“My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

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marcy segovia February 24, 2012 - 3:51 pm

amazing poem!!! loved it!!!

Praveen March 1, 2012 - 6:31 am

Thank you Marcy.

sally krykant May 16, 2019 - 9:13 pm

I love this poem – and shall be using it this Sunday to begin our intercession prayers at church – I wanted the prayers to be about praying – this wonderful poem could not have been more appropriate. Thank you Praveen x


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