Warrior’s Prayer

15 Jan

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”  ~Frederick Douglass, escaped slave

Warrior’s Prayer

The common routine
When one goes to pray
Is to get down on knees
And in one spot stay

Clasp hands together
Keep eyes closed tight
In an attempt
To not see the plight

That may work just fine
If you wish to give praise
But most don’t give prayer
Until darkest days

And when the storm comes
I’ve found it works best
To not just curl up
And beg to be blessed

And that’s a main problem
With people who follow
If you beg for a break
Then your prayers are just hollow

The point’s not to live
The easiest life
It’s to build up the strength
To endure the strife

When hardships befall
Don’t beg for an end
Get up while you pray
For the strength to transcend

Open your eyes
As you ask for resolve
And accept that motion
Is the key to evolve

Although this concept
To a few may appall
A prayer on your knees
Will do no good at all

It’s been my experience
When times are their worst
The best start to prayer
Is to get up first

One foot then the other
Keep myself moving
To God above
And to myself proving

I’m not looking for lenience
I’m not begging for pity
I know parts of life
Are not going to be pretty

I pray to the Father
For strength added on
To what’s already in me
To my own employed brawn

Upgrade my power
And my fortitude, raise
Enhance my patience
Amid all the craze

In the book of Isaiah
Forty-one: ten
“I will strengthen and help you”
The Lord said, amen

But strength will not do you
Much good at all
If you’re hidden away
Curled up in a ball

The warrior’s way
Is to charge with no fear
And the warrior’s prayer
Is made in high gear



30 Responses to “Warrior’s Prayer”

  1. timotheous128 January 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Wise words, Miro, and powerful! I needed to hear this today.

    Thank you for posting!

  2. tshang January 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm #


  3. Sunshine January 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    It is in the midst of struggle, as you wrote so brilliantly, that the best life lessons are learned.
    Thank you! 🙂

  4. lscotthoughts January 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    This is awesome, Miro, extremely empowering, and great to read today, as well~

  5. Princess Laila January 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    While people are only praying when in times of trouble I think if youre thankful u should pray then too.

    This was really nice you have a great talent. 😉

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 7:12 am #

      Yes, it’s important to maintain an attitude of gratitude. Thanks for reading and commenting, glad to hear it resonated. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  6. Cat Forsley January 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Praying through it all Good and not so Good .
    !!! Brilliant poem – resonated and super Amplified ….

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      Thanks Cat, glad to hear it. Have an inspired week! 🙂
      Peace & grace,

      • Cat Forsley January 16, 2012 at 8:57 am #

        You Too – “Amplified ” a Great theme Miro –
        thx ———– >< Cat

  7. Laura Hegfield January 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    a beautiful poetic prayer…thank you.

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      Thanks for reading, glad to hear it resonated.
      Peace & grace,

  8. Soma Mukherjee January 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    beautiful powerful poem Miro..loved it..
    We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.-Oswald Chambers

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      Thanks, glad to hear it resonated once again. 🙂 Wonderful quote!
      Peace & grace,

  9. christyb January 16, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    Love this! Your thoughtfulness continues to keep me reading, and reading, and ….

    I posted to Twitter and am now following you there as well.

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      Thanks for following and sharing. Glad you’re enjoying my writes, thanks for reading. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  10. J. White Sensei January 16, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I’m not Christian but that is a great poem. Very inspiring

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Thank you, I always love to hear that. It shows me that I’ve accomplished the point of my faith: to create unity. Too many Christians treat their religion as an exclusive club and close themselves off to anyone who’s not a member. Although I call Jesus Christ my King, I consider myself a friend to all faiths, religions, and beliefs. I have great respect for anyone who chooses to seek deeper than the shallow materialism of today’s world and search for personal growth and enlightenment. As a wise shepherd once said, “I don’t care what you believe in, just believe in it.”
      Peace & grace,

  11. dontchawannadream January 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Beautiful words, Miro.

  12. bipolarmuse January 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Such truth and beauty…

    Thank you… this lifted me up…

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      That’s the whole idea; to rise. 🙂
      Glad to hear it helped lift. Thanks for reading.
      Peace & grace,

  13. granbee January 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Peter started to sink beneath the waves when walking towards Jesus because he stopped putting one foot in front of the other BEFORE he took his eyes off Jesus!

  14. melissabluefineart January 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    What- I have to stop whining now and get up and work??? Boy, you are tough!

    Seriously, this is a wonderful poem that I really needed today. Thanks!

  15. poeticjourney January 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Beautiful prayer, so touching! Love it! God Bless 🙂

  16. CV Wilde January 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Wow. Thank you for those words.

    Such honesty. Such truth.

    (And thanks for the like on my blog:))

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom January 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      My pleasure, thanks for reading. Keep up the inspiring & thought-provoking writing on your blog! 🙂
      Peace & grace,

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