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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 08-02-2007 08:37 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


Forgive Me

Forgive me for not thanking You
As often as I should
Forgive me for ignoring You
When things were going good

Forgive me for my heartís complaint
For all Iíve suffered through
Forgetting for the moment all
The suffering born by You

Forgive me for not recognizing
All that I possess
Forgive me for concealing all the  
Things I should confess

Forgive me for not giving others
All that I could give
Forgive me for not living in
The best way I could live

Forgive me if I have not helped
The poor and the oppressed
For eyes are sometimes blinded
By the glare of selfishness

Forgive me for not using all
The gifts you have bestowed
In service to Your purpose
And for debts that I have owed
  
And though I know that Youíre aware
Of all I think and do
Forgive me if I failed to share it
One on one with you

Forgive the sheer unworthiness
Of this poor heart of mine
And for the need to ask You
To forgive me one more time

Elizabeth Santos


© Copyright 2007 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-02-2007 01:30 PM       View Profile for hunnie_girl   Email hunnie_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hunnie_girl

Liz, this definately got to my heart, I loved it so much. Wed all do it sometimes, not think of thanking God when things are well for us. Thank you for sharing. I think this is one of my fsvorite from you.
Krysti

~fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me~

Joyce Johnson
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2 posted 08-02-2007 08:34 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

This is true.  So often we forget to turn to him unless we are in need.  Your poem is wonderful and to the point.  Love, Joyce
Lighthousebob
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Elizabeth,

Your poem certainly does bring one to a place of humility and of realization that, Yes, I too need to find a place to pray, to be open and honest with God, and to once more ask God for His forgiveness.

A very thoughtfully, humbly, and sensitively written poem.

God bless,

-Bob
jody5
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4 posted 08-03-2007 07:37 PM       View Profile for jody5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jody5

Your poem touched me in my soul.  It is a declaration of how we should pray.  Thank you for posting such a splendid poem.

Hugs Kimberly

Neo
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5 posted 08-08-2007 05:51 PM       View Profile for Neo   Email Neo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Neo

you are forgiven lol, I loved this, always a great mind journey to Him.
kasey191
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It's a beautiful poem.
hoot_owl_rn
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Liz...this is absolutely beautiful. Our message at church last night was about how we should pray...you just set a fine example here. Your meter and rhyme are perfect as always. I do so love your poetry
Ruth

Praise
Repent
Ask
Yield
SmartChick
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Elizabeth, this is just beautiful. It also says what is in my heart. I have always admired you and your writing. Thank you for sharing.
booky1940!
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Hi Dear: You have laid it all out - that's a great way - of giving the Lord some thanks. May you be plentifully blessed.
Rex
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10 posted 04-24-2009 03:49 PM       View Profile for Rex   Email Rex   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex's Home Page   View IP for Rex

Very lovely and so well done!

Regards
sandgrain
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11 posted 04-25-2009 04:34 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Who ever brought this one up again did us all a great favor.  What a heartfelt sentiment!  We are all so guilty of these very things.  It's so easy to ask our Lord for our needs and far more often our wishes, but all too often we forget to take the time to thank Him for all we've been blessed with.

God bless,
  Rae
mama5
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12 posted 06-07-2009 05:52 PM       View Profile for mama5   Email mama5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mama5

One we all should pay attention to, we hurt the Lord in so many ways. Thank you for your message, God bless
Sunshine
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13 posted 06-07-2009 08:19 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

My dear Lady Santos...

You never, ever know when such wise
thoughts and wonderful sentiment might
rise to the top again.

May be it true for decades to come!



jjbreunig3
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A marvelous piece; we should always be ready to forgive and be mindful of Him; wonderfully written! --Joe

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably! --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

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15 posted 07-30-2009 12:59 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You can truly humble me - this was just beautifully done Liz.
peaceseaker
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16 posted 07-30-2009 01:41 PM       View Profile for peaceseaker   Email peaceseaker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for peaceseaker

Hi, is it Liz...this was truly a beautiful confession if I may say....a lot of which I could identify when it come's to forgiveness by Him....The rhythm and rhyme scheme is done very nicely....Thank you for sharing some of what I believe for most is personal....but then again, I need to write something on this line as well....LOL....peaceseaker
JamesMichael
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there's power in forgiveness...james
 
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