A simple prayer from the woods

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By Amanda Cleary Eastep

The narrow path teaches obedience and strength and trust,

 

But be sure to make room for others.

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Be sure-footed,

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But remember to look up.

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Stay deeply rooted,

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But know there is forgiveness after a fall.

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Grow where you’re planted…even in dark places,

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But let the light in, too.

Don’t follow the crowd,

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But find good companions.

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Stand tall,

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Stand alone,

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Stand together.

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Resist temptation.

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But be green and be wild.

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Realize everything has a purpose.

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And live yours well, so that when you’re finished, the fruit of it will feed others.

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“Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”

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7 thoughts on “A simple prayer from the woods

  1. Life and all of its experiences, good and bad, easy and hard pressed has taught me much. I have learned to appreciate the little things more. Not that I hadn’t I felt before, but not to the highth and the depth of what I now experience. I am truly blessed to have what I feel, the best that life can provide. Nature, my freedom to walk the woods and become part of it, if only for a season. Your words are deeply felt Amanda. You have the Holy Spirit within you and life’s experiences of pain. Pain of which I feel all good writers, poets and artists need to experience in-order to appreciate each gift given a bit more. God bless you sweet pea, Auntie Linda

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