Donna Sue Poetry

SAINT MONICA, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

Posted on by Donna Sue

 

monica

 

 

My tears were falling once again

As I bowed my head to pray.

It wasn’t for the first time that

I ran to church today.

 

In the coolness of the chapel,

I sank down to my knees,

Where pain and disappointment seemed

To all but smother me.

 

My husband and my son were lost,

My life was torn apart.

I fell before the Lord my God

And prayed with all my heart.

 

I looked up to see some relics

On the wall just left of me.

When one caught my attention,

I moved closer then to see.

 

It was Monica of Hippo,

Wife, mother, and so saintly.

I knew her name, but not much else,

Her story only faintly.

 

Her husband and her son had been

Scoundrels at their best.

Her constant prayer and fasting,

Had given her no rest.

 

But in the end, God triumphed,

Her ceaseless prayers were heard,

Such miraculous conversions,

The two of them incurred.

 

Augustine soon became a saint,

Her husband too was saved.

With trust in God, I knelt back down,

And promised not to cave.

 

Saint Monica, please hear my prayer,

My family’s gone astray,

You once said, “Nothing’s far from God.”

And so I ask you pray.

 

Please help their souls, and bring me peace

Pray heaven be their end.

And as for me, I will prevail,

To be your closest friend.

 

With that all prayed, I left the church,

My faith in God renewed.

My heart and soul much lighter with

The grace of God imbued.

 

Donna Sue Berry

August 6th, 2013


4 Responses to SAINT MONICA, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

Aunt Jane says: August 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

So pretty, I will start praying to her for two of my special intentions. St. Monica please pray for me and my needs!!

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