Poetic Prayers: O Lord

By Novid Shaid, 2005


Help me in my desperate plight, O Lord,

The world is wrestling with my heart, O Lord,

Dragging me down an abyss, O Lord,

Desiring to suppress my light, O Lord,

So rescue me from my poor plight, My Dear Lord.


A voice is striving to deceive, O Lord,

Persuading me that I exist, O Lord,

Independent of Your act, O Lord,

A random, floating speck of dust, O Lord

So strengthen me in Your knowledge, My Dear Lord.


The world urges me to idolise, O Lord,

The gods of wealth and happiness, O Lord,

And serve the goddesses of thrills, O Lord,

Until the world means everything, O Lord,

So make my true desire You, My Dear Lord.


I’m lost and I am wandering, O Lord,

I’m covered in the dust of sin, O Lord,

Forgive me for my shortcomings, O Lord.

Show me the dawning of Your Light, O Lord.

Extinguish all my worldly fears, O Lord,

Give me strength to hold my reins, O Lord,

Prepare me for my coming death, O Lord,

Protect me from complacency, O Lord,

Enshroud my sadness with some cheer, O Lord,

Pluck me out of selfish states, My dear, Lord.


I ask you for Your special help, O Lord,

You made me, my return’s to You, O Lord,

You are my creator and my Friend, O Lord,

You gave me life and will bring me death, O Lord,

I ask you through the sanctity, O Lord

Of the jewel of humanity, O Lord

The mirror of divinity, O Lord,

Forgive me and my community, My dear Lord.


And peace and blessings on that very one, O Lord,

Whose face brought longing tears out from the sun, My Dear Lord.

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About Novid Shaid

I am a Muslim writer and English teacher. I have written poetry, short stories, a play, and I am currently working on a novella. My subject matter and themes are related to Islam, Sufism, politics and also my job as a secondary school teacher. My work is copyrighted and any works published here may not used or copied without my prior consent. You can contact me via the "Contact Me" page, if you wish to use any these writings. I am keen to gain the notice of publishers and if any are interested in my writings, please contact me via the "Contact Me" page. Was salaam, Peace

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