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Pull Us Closer to Love

By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor

Everyday, a wilderness
a challenge,
a pain…
Our hearts and souls
are hard at work.
The world is in turmoil
and cannot be ignored.
We struggle together.
I pray for all of us…

Help us to sort
what is real
and what is not.
Help us to ride the waves of trouble
and not topple over.
Help us to see
what You see
with clear eyes
and hold the vision
of what is possible.

You are the keel
which stabilizes us.
You are the roots
that hold us to solid ground.
Let truth be our shield.
And let Love be our immunity.
Pull us closer
to them both –
right here,
right now.

Don’t allow the sickness we see
to penetrate us.
We cannot be helpful
if we let the poison within.
We can only be infected
and suffer more.
We know who we are.
We know what is just.
We trust what is possible.
We can remain strong
and effective
as we lift our voices

We listen for Your response.
As we raise our arms
and stretch towards you,
pull us closer to Love.
This is our fervent prayer.
Our lips will continue to repeat this
until it is done.
Pull us closer to Love!

We long to hear its heartbeat.

Author Bio

PhoebeMD Poetry Blog Cynthia

Cynthia Cady Stanton is a hospice chaplain, writer, and speaker. Her inspirational blog, Becoming and Beholding, can be described as “an exploration of a personal journey of awakening.” She is currently available to provide spiritual services and counseling to those in need.


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33 replies »

  1. Lovely expression, seeing with clear eyes has been a prayer of mine, there are a lot of things clouding our way, our thoughts and affecting our decisions. The irony of the year 2020 speaks volume to me regarding clear vision.

    • The challenges of this year can bring us to deeper understanding and fuller transformation if we allow the growth. Not an easy process, however, and it means stepping outside ourselves for a larger view. Thank you for your comment. I wish you peace.

  2. This is a powerful poem! 🙂 I needed to read this. Your words truly uplifted me… especially during this current coronavirus pandemic. We do stand together. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your message with us.

  3. Yours, Cynthia, is a very unique voice folks should hear. I went to your professional site and I feel better for reading your timely post. We all do have a path to follow, and it becomes worthy when sharing with others. Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts and more importantly, your heart.

      • Cynthia, you are gifted and have gifted me for such inspiration. Presently, I am studying A Course in Miracles to become a Teacher of ACIM. What a wonderful journey. My soulful returns originate from so much childhood and military trauma. Recovering, I discover writing heals joined by the teaching with ACIM. Bless you for your kindness. Be well.

        • So much wisdom in ACIM! I have not studied it deeply but have been a student of Meta-psychiatry – founded by Dr. Hora. Many similarities… the deeper I go in exploring what is true, the more I see common threads in so much of the wisdom literature shared. Jesus, Buddha, God….for me, it is all about self-transformation and learning to live from our true identity as divine beings navigating a world that is not real. Blessings to you and in your healing process from trauma.

          • You speak the truth Cynthia. I feel exactly the same way. ” A world that is not real, ” is this not something wonderful. Transformation is key. Beautiful comment. Thank you Cynthia.

  4. Beautiful words that reflect what so VERY many of us feel in our hearts and minds these days……please let it be that we feel the warmth of the love we know is there.


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