“Keep Me In Your Prayers”



Since we always say “Keep me in your prayers” to each other, I thought of sharing a small story about the actual meaning of these 5 words. Just go on and read it and I am sure you will start thinking the way I am after reading this story.


A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert-like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.


However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.


The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.


After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, there was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.


Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these things were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.


Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.


The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s Blessings since none of his prayers had been answered.


As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island, spoke the voice?”


My Blessings are mine alone since I was the one who prayed for them, “the first man answered,’ His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”


“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my Blessings.”


“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”


“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.”


For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but also those of others praying for us.


My prayer for you tonight, “is that all your prayers are answered.”  Be Blessed and I pray it to be abundantly too. 


“What you do for others, is far more important, than what you do for yourself.”


“So whether you’re a believer of a Mighty Creator or not,  and that’s none of my business really, but most definitely I’ll keep you in my prayers tonight.”


Warmest Regards


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I Got A Dream In Mind


It Has To Be

It Has To Be

Right down the line,

the spark of a little hope,

someone is reminded.

Don’t forget about tomorrow,

as I heard a man say.

I remember when tomorrow

was not a word in my vocabulary, 

only for that day.

We come back to tomorrow’s promise.

Must be God-given,

must be, has to be.

Change comes always,

with it hope.

And the new ways,

God-given, has to be.

©2018 | Creative Essence’s Creative Writing™| William P. Darnell Sr. | All Rights Reserved | The moral right of the author has been asserted | Year Posted 2002

The Still Voice

The Still Voice

Depth’s of His heart,
loves all people for
who they are.

The Still Voice talks,
but who is listening.

He weeps with sorrow,
because His children’s
gone astray.

The Still Voice talks,
but who is listening.

He talks once again,
to be astrayed to His land.

The still Voice talks,
but who is listening.

One said: I heard You talk to thee,
the love pours about.

The still Voice talks,
someone….. was…. listening….
©2019 |William P. Darnell Sr. | All Rights Reserved | Creative Essence Creative Writing™ | The moral right of the author have been asserted | Year Posted 2006

Let Me

Let Me

Let me love you,
in all it’s form.

Let my heartbeat,
keep you safe and warm.

Let me be your,
forever and a day.

My life begins through,
everything you say.

Trust my soul as it
dries your tear.

I promise my love
I will always be here.

For one look- ~
For one smile ~-

Will say more than,
all words combined.

My soul was meant
to find you.

Here hold my hand,
I’ll show you how I feel.

Showering you with love happiness,
nobody can steal.

Let me fill you with my spirit,
no love can hide.

I’ll give you everything,
my hearts got inside.

You’ll never be,
unhappy in my arms.

You’re in my eyes ~
look and realize ~

I’d rather have you
without a future,
than a future without you.

Love is all I got ~
Love is so real ~

©2019 |William. P. Darnell Sr. | All Rights Reserved | Creative Essence Creative Writing™ | The moral right of the author has been asserted |Year Posted 2013

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