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The Proper Way to Pray Poem


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

People are sometimes too concerned with the "how to" pray rather than to JUST pray...talk with God, develop a relationship! I found this cute poem about "The Proper Way to Pray."


"The proper way for a man to pray,"
Said Deacon Lemuel Keys,
"And the only proper attitude
Is down upon his knees."

"No, I should say the way to pray,"
Said Rev. Dr. Wise,
"Is standing straight with outstretched arms
And rapt and upturned eyes."

"Oh, no, no, no"
Said Elmer Slow.
"Such posture's too proud.
A man should pray with eyes closed and head bowed."

"Seems to me his hands should be
Austerely clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing toward the ground,"
Said Rev. Dr. Blunt.

"Last year I fell in Hitchkin's well,
Headfirst," said Cyrus Brown,
"And both my heels were stickin' up
And my head was a pointin' down.

"And I made a prayer right then and there,
The best prayer I ever said.
The prayin'est prayer I ever prayed
Was standin' on my head."


Errata, March 2005
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Original Title: "The Prayer of Cyrus Brown"
Original Author: "Sam Walter Foss"
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NEWJEANSDAY 2/17/2014 3:46PM

    Like it! :-)

Love your icy background too!

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GENRE009 2/13/2014 3:31AM

    How funny! people say the weirdest things.

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BBONET 2/12/2014 9:29PM

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MYAKAYAH 2/12/2014 3:53AM

    God just wants for us to pray with sincere hearts & minds so that we may have a true and lasting relationship with him~

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IGNITEME101 2/12/2014 3:39AM

    Yes!!!

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SUNFLOWERGAMMY 2/11/2014 10:01PM

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2BDYNAMIC 2/11/2014 8:22PM

    It's all good..... just pray and he will answer!

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KIM22211 2/11/2014 4:51PM

    you betcha! He doesnt care. He just wants to hear from us!

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JENLMCC 2/11/2014 4:46PM

    What a wonderful poem! God listens to all of our prayers. I pray as I'm driving or walking or jogging or shopping, before I go to bed or after I wake. I think God hears it all. After praying to Him, I do feel much better.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/11/2014 4:13PM

    lol. You rightly said, the best way to pray is to just talk with God. Pour out your heart. Deepen your relationship with Him.
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SANDRALEET 2/11/2014 3:53PM

    Yes people have there own idea about everything

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MRSJERRYBUSH 2/11/2014 3:28PM

    Great! Let's all pray.

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LACEYKYLE 2/11/2014 2:51PM

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KEEPERFREE 2/11/2014 2:23PM

    I loved it

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