Poem: Free Verse – “Prayer for the Small Things” #amwriting #poetry #prayer

Credit: Saatchi Art – Thank God For Women Legs by Thomas Saliot


Oh Lord, thank God for the small things, 

The words and acts of kindness, 

Which help me through the day.

Thank God for the small things, 

Each day I’m fed, 

I’ve many clothes to wear.

Thank you that I too can be generous

That you gave me a Mother who taught —

Her daughter to be thoughtful, 

So I wouldn’t think only of myself. 

And even when I’m hurt and crying

I can see a silver lining in that cloud. 


Lord, thank you for the small things, 

A life I’m given to live

No matter how battered or bruised

You’re my armour and you never leave. 

Your champions wage

Though the whirlpool may swallow;

You bring us through to the other side. 

New blessings each day, 

More than we need or want, or deserve

Thank you for the small things. 

For earnings, for caring friends, 

For a heart that doesn’t break when it’s bent

Thank you for love; however, small it was, 

For those who hurt me, 

So I knew then, what forgiveness was. 


Lord, oh for the small things, 

That kindness could be formed in me, 

To kill the badness, the jealousy

Thank you for keeping him safe, 

For him not being my guy, 

Though I pray for him still, 

You keep him secure, alive —

I pray you give him faith

And draw us both close to you. 


Thank you my almost love, 

Is not in the big picture. 

I hope he sees his wealth, 

His privilege comes, 

Not only with acts of goodness

But faith in God, in Jesus —

From his heart

If I see him again —

Help me to not turn away but to repair

So much is your power, 

You could change a man’s mind. 

Help him see he is lost in the law, 

He needs your grace to believe


Thank you Lord, for the small things, 

My family, my friends, those I detest. 

My lost pets, my forgotten foes. 

Every man I felt something special for,

For the ones who hurt me deep and cut in;

I didn’t bleed out and die inside. 

I moved on, survived

I’m doing okay. 


Thank you I was born in this day and age

Not one-hundred something years ago or more. 

For medical advances, social programs, 

And people more understanding, 

At least I hope

Thank you that one day, I’ll see you face to face,
Thank you Lord, for the small things, 

For to me they’re very big.

My prayer I give and keep in my heart

For your omniscient presence, 

For your healing,

Oh Lord, I ask and give thanks. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 


23 thoughts on “Poem: Free Verse – “Prayer for the Small Things” #amwriting #poetry #prayer

  1. utahan15 December 8, 2016 / 10:12 am

    bitter and yet sweet
    we must die to thy self
    to be
    what He wants
    us to be
    our gift to Him~!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 8, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Yes, that’s a difficult thing. Thanks for reading and your comment 🙂


      • utahan15 December 8, 2016 / 10:26 am

        yw . a lovely piece showing humility and gratefullness. keep posting hosting verbalness. be well !

        Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 9, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Hmmm, I’m not sure Michnav, it should work on the reblog button. Thank you for the thought, I appreciate it. You can also press it, that works similarly?

      Liked by 1 person

  2. michnavs December 9, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Reblogged this on michnavs and commented:
    This is such a beautiful poem from the lovely Mandy..

    I am sharing this because i believe if we can all be as grateful as the speaker in the poem is…life would be better..

    Gratefulness amidst difficulties and inconviniences…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Miriam December 9, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    This is beautiful Mandy. So many things to be thankful for. Loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kathleen Aherne (@CoolTweed) December 13, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Very lovely and well written. Your acknowledgment of thanks and where the goodness comes from. Knowing that ultimately the Lord is your strength.
    Bloggers Pit Stop

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 13, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you Kathleen. You are exactly right. Thanks for the link party’s.


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