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A Soldier's Prayer

Dear Lord,
I am but a soldier,
Caught up in a world,
That I do not,
That I cannot,
Understand.

Just a simple man,
A woman,
Having been thrust,
Into a war,
Between two foes,
Each bent upon,
Destroying the other.

I have been told,
That we are good,
And that they,
The enemy,
Are evil.

An individual..... a foreigner,
Suspended,
Midway,
Between the two.

Dear Lord,
Guide me in thy ways,
Teach me how to think,
Tell me how to live my life.
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Grant me the strength,
To stand up,
Even the courage,
To follow in thy ways,
The wisdom to walk,
In your footsteps.

That I might take my place,
At your side,
That I might share with you,
The passion of "the cross."

That I might learn,
To love my enemy,
That I might,
Learn to stand,
In his shoes,
That I might,
Realize that his pain,
Is the same,
As my own.

I pray that you would,
Take me in thy hand,
That you would mold me,
Remake me,
To be more like you.

That I might look upon,
My foe as a friend,
That I might,
Extend to him my hand,
That in the presence,
Of your love,
We might become as one.

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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for (more...)
 

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