The Transformative Power of Prayer

Placing one’s self faithfully day and night entirely in God’s hands

Rejoicing in all circumstances, the ‘good’ and even those that hinder

At peace with oneself and with one another, friend or foe

Yearning only to be selfless and compassionate, leaving selfishness behind

Emptying the self of judgment, pride, lust, jealousy, anger, hatred, deceit, doubt and fear

Renewed by the redemptive power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, all transform the soul into a state of greater wellbeing.

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The transformative power of prayer and what it offers

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Written on January 11, 2024

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 11, 2024

Modified by karlcfolkes on February 09, 2024

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Caliconine
    Beautiful Truth.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Prayer has the potential of returning all to a state of healing wholesomeness.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    All in the world, in the universe, in all the galaxies, is connected. All is unity, all is oneness, yet mankind, focusing ever stubbornly on divisiveness, sees only ‘differences’ and is not comforted.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Written in the form of an acrostic this poem invites us to examine our state of readiness to be transformed mentally, physically, and spiritually whenever we engage in prayer.
    LikeReply 13 months ago


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