I’m Trying

The Lord is my Shepherd

And I have been found wanting.

I know Your commandments

But they are so very daunting.


I kneel and I pray

As I have been taught,

But in seconds it seems

I remember what I bought!


Forgive me my Lord

But that dress was so fine.

I knew You’d forgive me

I prayed for a sign.


The rain and the thunder

Was that washing my sin?

Or simply reminding me

At the psalms I should begin.


Each day I try harder

To keep your tenets at heart,

But some days I swear

I can’t even start!


Yea, though I walk

With You by my side

By journey is blessed

You know I have tried.


Thou art my hope Lord

For the future that beckons

When evil is near

I’ll try not to take seconds!


Guide me my Lord

My heart is truly yours

And one day I pray

I will be at your shores.

14 thoughts on “I’m Trying

  1. Murphy's Law

    Pam, this is so touching and humorous at the same time. Your prayer sounds so much like mine. I start out so earnest and then I wander off, apologize, and get myself back on track. I just blame it on old age! 🙄
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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