A Prayer For Forgiveness

A Prayer For Forgiveness

I am not Job, and it is arrogance to think/ That in some way I don't deserve this,



Tell me what to do when every action I take is subject to scrutiny,

When everywhere I turn, there's fire and I cannot choose

How I can proceed.

I don't know where else to go.

I need you and I trust in you, even when

I have doubt and even when I struggle to believe

Because I have no other choice, because one day this will all

Be over and I can look upon these circumstances with your ancient and omnipotent


But now, Lord,

My insides, my soul and my heart are burning,

And a parasite is eating me away much as

Job did when you taunted Satan back in the day.

I am not Job, and it is arrogance to think

That in some way I don't deserve this,

That is some way I am an innocent of the world's hell,

For we are all guilty of being sinners

And it was only when I turned to realized I was, too

That I turned to you in need.


Forgive me, a sinner.

I traverse the days ultimately unaware

If I could make it to the end without breaking down,

Succumbing to the weight of my neighbor's sorrow, of the anvils on my shoulders.

Sometimes I withdraw, press on the brakes, and do not allow myself to feel

The chains that bind me to not being able to move on.

Because I still have a life to live, work to do,

Money to make to survive, and I know, O my soul,

That sometimes suppression and looking the other way

Are just what I do and we all do to survive.

But, Lord,

I pray that in these moments alone and in solitude

I am able to break open the floodgates, let open the suppression,

And allow myself to suffer as Job, David, Peter, Paul, and your son did

I have read Paul's text of Romans, and I cannot proceed

Knowing I have pushed it all away, knowing that I have not allowed myself the gift of being your

Beloved son, of being human.


Forgive me.

A sinner.

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She is happy to talk to you and to be in your presence, the smallest things that you do make her want to smile. She can't control the happiness inside and it comes out in a great big smile. In her head, she is just thinking about how much she enjoys spending time with you and how much she likes you.

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Direct eye contact is always a great sign. This means she is fully aware of everything you are saying and she is completely interested.

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Upon talking to you, she begins to scan your face. In this moment she is appreciating your attractiveness and completely zoned out. Forget you said anything to her because she probably was not listening. If she is looking at your lips then she definitely wants a kiss.

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Silly, crazy, and just straight up ugly snap chats are for friends. If her selfies are , done each time, then she cares a lot about how you see her and she wants you to see her at her best. She is not always looking for a compliment, but throw one her way and you will make her day.

Pay attention to the signs a girl is sending. Her body language and behavior around all come together for an important message, she likes you! A lot.

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Come on, people, get it together.


I, personally, think it's time for everybody to just start loving each other. Now listen, this doesn't mean you need to actually love everyone, but at least accept them. Acceptance is the closest thing we are gonna get to loving each other.

Let me tell you a little something: politics at the moment are very messy. No matter which side it is, it's messy. There is no denying that. If you try to deny that, then good for you, you're not helping anybody. If you really want some change, you need to start being the bigger person. Change isn't about who can yell about something louder or who has the "better" argument, it's about being respectful.

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What I'm trying to get at here is that in order to love each other, we really need to accept all our differences. If we really want change we need to go right to the sources, not just yell at each other from across the street. If everyone learned to accept each other, life would be a whole lot easier. Is this ever going to happen? Of course not. This is the solution though, whether you think so or not.

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