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Allison Nickels Poem

English Prayer

Are prayers really good for the spirit?
When it’s unknown if they are heard,
Let alone answered?

Think of all the languages
The many tongues He must hear.
Think of the million ways that people pray
He must have heard it all.

Perhaps a prayer recited in British
Sounds holier than any other
So reverent the pronunciation
“Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name”

“God save the King
And his peoples.”
If this proves to be true
I could fake a British accent
Maybe God will save me too.

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