The Coal Miner's Prayer





 
A Coal Miner's Prayer

by M Paul Burress

Remember me in mercy,
as I'm under this mountain;
Lord you know, I am a lost man,
and never drunk from your fountain.

In the dark and in danger,
I try to be brave;
but this hole I'm digging,
may become, my own grave.

Your eye, ever watchful,
your own you see;
God! I need you, in this coal mine,
to watch over me.

I'm working for my family,
to provide them a home;
and wishing that in heaven,
I had one of my own.

Lord I've been a great sinner,
and from your bible I've learned;
like this black coal I've been digging,
I too, will be burned.

So I'm praying to you, "Please Jesus",
from way back in this mine;
forgive me, and Save me!'
I want to be thine.

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SUKIE   SUKIE wrote
on 3/3/2010 8:22:11 PM
This is how we should be praying. I'm so touched...thank you.

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Synopsis
In a coal mine 30 inches high, and one or two miles under the mountain a body is apt to consider "what if".
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