If you’re a Christian, you will find this poem relatable. It covers in a crisp fashion the daily struggles of the believer as we seek to live for God in the face of stiff opposition from ungodly forces. Read and be blessed in Jesus’ name.


Lord, I call to you in weakness
My heart clothed with meekness
The flesh is battling hard today
My commitment to you to slay
And I have no power to deter
Attacks from the tempter’s lair
Let your grace abound, Lord
So that I can wield the sword
The deadly weapon of your word
That can scatter the evil horde
Who war against my weary soul
To keep me from being whole
From serving you in holiness
Or to part me from your goodness
But they cannot separate us
As you stimulate me to focus
On the pure, lofty and eternal
Downgrading the temporal
And constrain me by love’s cord
This I pray, my precious Lord

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016


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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.

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21 thoughts on “THIS I PRAY, LORD! (POEM)

  1. Sometimes I make up my mind to give up to some threatening situations but when I remember that He is there for me even in my weakest state. Far be it that I shall ever think of giving up on God. I so much love your poetic devices. Thanks to you ma.

  2. Thank you Jesus for for leaving us with your mighty weapon the word of God. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. When the enemy speaks we speak back with our spiritual sword.

  3. Thank you Ma’am for this inspirational write up, you are indeed a blessing to our generation. Let his grace always abound in our lives, Amen!!!

  4. i admire the poetic flow. There’s no greater weapon than the ”word” of God a tool to creating and recreating things.

  5. It is so trying in the times we live in to be steadfast in the Lord without one thing or the other trying to cut us off from him. It’s not an easy race, to withstand oposition from every angle, especially from unbelievers. It is even more tasking to be courteous and to do it with love and kindness, to bite your tongue and try painstakingly to be polite. This is why we pray to God to give us that grace to never go astray and to be holy while trying to serve him. We pray that all these he grants. Amen . Lovely post aunty

  6. The word of God is sharper than a two edged sword, no harm shall come near us if we believe in the word of God

  7. Amen to this prayer for they are also the words that interprets the burden in my heart. Thank you Lord.

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