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why should i pray?? (thanks, michael newdow, for destroying my faith!)
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, September 15, 2005
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no explanation needed. i have lost my faith.

why should i pray?
nobody cares anyway.

god no longer matters,
and my soul is tattered.

i have lost my faith today,
and i no longer care to pray.

i am sick of this so-called life,
i am sick of the pain and strife.

i don't care anymore,
and i feel bruised and sore.

don't tell me to pray,
i have lost my faith today.  

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Reviewed by Lee Garrett 8/12/2014
As with both good and ill
time will change each ascent.
faith in the heart may fade with all we feel,
but truth in the head is a coin that's never spent.
When you cannot pray, just ask the spirit of God
that dwells forever within,
to pray in your stead.
For faith can be wounded,
but never lies dead.
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 8/18/2012
Cheer up and be hopeful, Karen, often time it seems as if God is not at home. Because we prayed, we called, knocked and yet there’s no answer, which can make us to lose all our faith in trusting Him. Nevertheless when He comes home we will be delivered. There is hope, keep the faith!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 12/31/2011
Your faith is still's just hurt.I don't know what Michael Newdow did but I do know what Jesus did (for YOU)...and no one can destroy that.Be strong Karen,you are much loved by many.
Hugs from
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/20/2011
It is so good that Michael Newdow did not succeed in destroying your faith. A million Michael Newdows cannot touch true faith and are being used by their master to attempt to distract us from the Creator with doubt. Yes, the Creator allows bad things to happen on earth but the day will soon come when this wicked system of things will end and all the Michael Newdows of the world shall have to answer for those souls they have tortured.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 12/11/2009
Reviewed by John Domino 9/10/2009
What do you get by not praying? It's like playing an instrument. You may not be in tune at first but you will strike a cord with someone.
It is life as you say in the tornado. Strike a note with God. It's the only way.

Reviewed by Jolynne Hudnell 9/7/2009
I feel the pain in this. So glad God wrapped His arms around you and lifted you back up!
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/4/2009
You are so incredibly honest and this is your gift to the world. And this is why I enjoy reading your work. I get something out of it every time. I know what it is like to be disabled for years, and the worst thing about it for me is when I lost my hope. Hope is what propels us to keep going. I pray for hope for you and a measure of peace beyond understanding. Blessings and hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 1/1/2009
Karen, I can relate with you on this one a hundred percent. We do have our individual moments and don't forget that these experiences are there to help us grow spiritually (I'm pretty sure you know by now coz this was written and posted almost a year ago), so smile and just let it be, HE knows.

Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/21/2008
:::Wrapping arms around you:::: there are days that we all feel like all the pain and suffering we have to go through is not worth it and wonder why God isn't there to stop our pain. I have had many times were I have had to keep my faith in my Creator and trust that He would lead me through the rough times and out into the light again. I found that in my worst moments there was always someone that would hold me up. God has angels that we call "friends".
Kathy Lynn
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/13/2008
Your humanity comes through on this poem. After all, we are nothing more and nothing less than the feelings and emotions we have. Some are good, some are bad, but, God, give us strength to understand that all things pass and give us the perserverence to try to make a difference when things aren't as they should be.
Reviewed by Sandra Hartsell 2/21/2008
I recently received two letters. One was from the Catholic Cardinal and the other letter was from a lady. They were both concerned about a drama that is being played out in the Colleges in the United States. The drama is promoting Gay and Lesbian lifestyles. We need to remember these two people in our prayers. We need to be praying today more than ever before. God will take care of the Micheal Newdow and the ones who are allowing these drama's to invade the Colleges.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/11/2008
I, my dear, reach out with loving arms to embrace you, just be there but, don't be surprised if I bring dear old Clyde. He's anxious to see the world even though he has no legs ... just sticks.
I might even paint a smile on my face and don a silly outfit.
Once showed up at Al's apartment as a gorilla wearing a little yellow polka-dot bikini and carrying a bunch of bananas. I knocked, he answered, and I said, "Want to monkey around." We've been together 20 years.
So if you DON'T want a furry gorilla in a bikini with bananas in one hand and a corndog in the other PLEASE cheer up!
God knows you need a laugh ... that's why He sent me.
I love you gal!
Hold the mustard please as Clyde as a complex :)!

Reviewed by Charlotte Holley 1/9/2008
I think we have all had times when we felt this way. If we are lucky it passes; soon, if we are very lucky. I have been through the spiritual desert many times and felt my soul drying out like a raisin in the sun.

This poem is painful to me, perhaps because I have been there and I know all too well what you are speaking of here. Your words pulled me in and made me identify, and did it very succinctly. I have a lot of trouble with being succinct, so I don't write much poetry. I admire those who do and do it well. You do it very well.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 12/31/2007
We all have days when we feel like this, Karen...or at least I do...and passes!
Reviewed by Patricia Burden-Evans 12/13/2007
You should pray to show the devil that he can not win. You should pray to show the Lord that He is the Alpha and Omega! I am glad you continued to pray! It shows with each breath that you take and every word that you write! Believe me I wonder myself especially after having a heart attack at the age of 34.
Reviewed by Chris Fitzgerald 11/11/2006
I have been here before the enemy at the door.
your poem caught my eye..this is good.
I hang on to God who will never give you
anymore than you can handle.
He must know your strong.
Thinking any other way will let the devil in.
Hang on to your faith and MAY GOD TRUELY BLESS YOU.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/7/2006
I was browsing around and this title caught my attention. I too have felt this way...but I have found when it seems that all is lost...hold on for an answer is just ahead and the enemy has placed a block infront of us to hinder our victory. I too as Daring Sunshine am glad that this was in 2005, but you know I have had bouts of this type of attack on more than one occasion, just had one last week...I didn't feel I could go another mile, that I could not take another attack by the enemy, but I'm still standing! Your work is great and you are loved by many...
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 10/23/2006
I am glad this was 2005; you know you are loved! If not, just ask me ! Ha! :)
LOL (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 10/13/2006
Dear Karen , sometimes God tests us in various ways. He always with us , even when we think he's not.....Blees you,,,,,,,,,,,m
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 9/8/2006
As we are spiritual beings having a human expereince we feel the pain and negative side of life. God give us the strength to go through anything that life brings us. You have a talent thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Thank you Angela Contreras
Reviewed by John E Boak 9/5/2006
What can I say...if he doesn't love you he won't give you talent to write poetry so well, therefore he must really love you...but i guess every once in a while we tend to feel that way...i know i do sometimes...but whatever happens know that it is happening for a reason maybe sometimes it is hard to comprehend that reason but we have to try our is not as random as we think it is..i like your poetry, flow is good and the rhymes are good too-JEB
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 9/3/2006
Well like the rest of us, there are days your just sure He don't give one iota forya, or boutya; but, that's not the case and ya really know it, just can't shake the blues or the lost feelins ya get, cheer up, when you can't pray we still are and all will be fine. lovya and seeya , AND keep the faith, even when ya doubt, He'll come to take ya to a new place of trust and faith Art
Reviewed by Mary McCoy-Dressel 7/24/2006
It is true, Karen, God really won't give you more than you can handle. At times this seems so untrue, but please keep the faith. Eveything happens for a reason. Your work is growing on me! I keep reading more!

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 2/2/2006
The utter realization that we are here, with free choice, subject to forces outside of our control is enough to justify writes like this and has been, probably for as long as humans have been on the earth. Write on, Poet.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/30/2005
Oh, to never have another one of those days!! Luv, we are truly sisters under the skin. Good thing we're such tough birds, ain' it?~~
The Texas Tornado and The Carolina Cataclysm {sp?} jes' cain' be
beat ~~~~~!! Lower we fall, higher we bounce!!! Love you,
Sweetthang 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 9/28/2005
You can't lose faith, it is just misplaced at times! Please don't let "things" get you down; this too will pass, and you will be all the better for what you've been through.

Just know there are those who care for you! Others don't really matter.

{{{HUGS}}} Micke
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 9/25/2005
We are indeed allowed to feel negative too - and we do have the right to tell God how we feel. Just don't give up on your faith, Karen. The dark shadows do appear every so often. Afterall we are only humans. And He never gives us what we can't handle. I will say a prayer for you, sweets.

God bless you, my sweets!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 9/18/2005
hello karen, this is understandable and normal poeming, sometimes i don't pray and at times I tell God exactly how i feel negatively. We have this right of freedom of thought. Nothing wrong with exercising it. The more I feel like losing my faith, the harder I work to hold onto it. Having faith makes me feel better even when things are bad. We all need a God, those that don't are stronger than me. I like the feeling that it gives me to have faith
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/16/2005
This is a "dark night of the soul," Karen. It happens to all of us. We must not give up. As you can see, your "family" is all around you. Take care. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/16/2005
Karen, never loose your faith, I add my prayers to the rest...stay strong..

peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/16/2005
Who is this MN guy anyway?! Politician? Religious leader? BF?!! Karen, if our faith depended on men and women, we would all have lost it on about Day 14... but thankfully God is so much bigger than that and is sadly maligned and misprepresented by men - even those who profess to be either his confidants, ambassadors or friends and children. AND He has broad shoulders and EXPECTS to receive all the shite that our own minds and bodies can't cope with. The Pslamists yelled at Him, didn't they? Can I do no less?! :)) And, when you can't pray, WE do that for you, like the friends lowering the bloke on the mat down through the roof to the feet of Jesus... S'OK; you just lie still, relax, and let us do the work for you... God's just waiting to hear and deal with ALL of it; He KNOWS all about it anyway - and blames you for nothing. Feeling apart from God is not losing faith; it is still recognising the existance of something, even if you are currently unsure as to its whereabout or how you feel about it. We have ALL been there, or are still there from time to time. I can bet my bottom dollar (sorry, God! :)) that the minute you say "That's it! I'm OUTTA HERE, God", there He'll be... standing on the doorstep you're just flying out of with a bunch of red roses and a bottle of your favourite perfume! Trust us, Karen - we're beleivers! And, as to the reasons WHY you have lost faith, there will be resolution in some shape or form as the twine unravels, I am sure. Bless you and praying for a Godly "SSSShhh, child" to bathe your weary heart and mind with peace and a hug! Daddy's here... LOLOLOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Tina Clark 9/15/2005
Karen my dear sweet Tx friend, I want you to know that you are in my prayers. I know life can be unfair sometimes but we aren't promised a rose garden but we are promised that NOTHING can seperate us from the love of God! He tells us to trust in the lord with all our might and lean not unto our own understanding. I have went through times when things have hurt me so bad that I too have felt like giving up. I'm glad I didn't because like the Lord tells us, "this too shall pass"! I have tried walking alone and that walk was as bad if not worse than if I had called it quits. Through all the trying and heart breaking times in my life, times I gave up there was one thing I knew for certain, God never gave up on me! He waited patiently for me to ask, seek and find, and I am forever grateful that he did! Let God carry you for now and the day will came when you're able to walk alone again. Remember the Mustard seed..............Much love and prayers comeng your way sweety. God bless you!

Reviewed by Alexandre Arnau 9/15/2005
everyone loses their faith. we all lose heart at least once in our lives. i think this is the wellspring true faith is born from. before 9/11, i was a faithless, g*d mocking person. afterwards, i found myself questioning a great many things, mainly, what is there to believe in. soon after my faith in g*d (not the church) was returned to me, and reaffirmed by my daughter. we are all tested in our lives, and i think this is one you will pass, though not without struggle. and it's the struggle that makes the payoff worth it.

always with you, alex
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 9/15/2005
I agree with Karla,

sorry you're having a rough time

Just know that we're here and we all love and care for you, my friend
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 9/15/2005
you can share some of mine...i'll split it with you down the middle and when yours comes back you can give it back next time your passing... look after yourself, i'll say a prayer you accept my offer xx
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/15/2005
comment 1 : forget this Michael dude. comment 2: I have lost my faith - and I do mean really lost my faith and thought I would never, ever, ever have it back no matter how desperately I searched or tried to regain it. It proved to be the most pivotal and, ironically, life-enriching, faith-strengthening event in my life to date. I would not wish this state on anyone, and yet, from the other side of my experience, I want you to know you will be ok and God is just fine with where you are right now. Just rest in that, if you can. Dawn
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 9/15/2005 is from within...where have you been looking? Nice to read you again kiddo....and let me tell you, if you had my dogs'd have faith that I will never walk again...LOL...super busy day in the tearoom - high heeled boots.

Hugs, Trish....
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/15/2005
Ah, he can't destroy your faith, unless you let him. And just think of all the people who will continue to use those two powerful words! Stay strong Karen, this isn't over yet.

Reviewed by Paul Williams 9/15/2005
Faith in oneself, reflects the greater faith in the universe...we are all one, and we have faith in you Karen, just remember your never alone...we're with you.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/15/2005

I'm sorry you're having a hard time right now, but don't let a "MAN" bring you away from GOD. If you allow his beliefs to influence yours, he will have won. That's what he wants. I will go to jail for God; nobody and nothing is going to keep me from believing in the Creator, who created me, you, everything around us, and He blessed us with salvation AND words. What more do we need? :)

Well done...and He is listening. He is always faithful, even when we're not. Right? He's never let us down. Celebrate--you are His child, and He loves you very, very much.

Dang, didn't know this was going to be a novel LOL. :) But you stirred up something in me, and I had to let you know how HE feels about you.

(((HUGS))) and love, as ever, your twinkie, Karla. :)

So pray, and smile--cause not only God loves you, but a whole lotta others do, too. :)
Reviewed by john zimmerman 9/15/2005
faith is a verb, not a noun
what you lost was not "your"
faith, but an idol ...
grieve it the gt over it
and go faith!!!

Reviewed by George Carroll 9/15/2005
Anger is understandable when we can't make sense of what is happening in this world of ours but ones Faith is tested in these trying times and God understands this and knows that fire tempers the steel and makes it stronger in the long run. Hang in there, God hears your distress call and will answer it in His time.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 9/15/2005
I know the feeling, as I hate everything today and really don't care about anything. You summed it up perfectly for me. But I still have faith, thank god. Michael Newdow is an asshole.
Reviewed by Joni Stewart-Hague 9/15/2005
Careful......... if you're sick of this 'so called life' --- it may behoove you to consider the other. 'The only way to the Father is through the Son' , Karen --- don't lose faith my friend. God does hear and answer prayers........... sometimes He says 'no', even as your earthly father might if he knows what you want is not good for you. But He does hear, and He is there ! Keep the faith !
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 9/15/2005
This is a good one for reading aloud. If you hit the right words and don't get into the sing-song of the rhyme, it has a good rhythm. Nice job. As far as feeling battered, I think we all do right now. We all just have to hold on and work it out. God, or der Herr Gott, le Dieu or whatever people call Him in their language, will respond.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/15/2005
Karen,your poem is a prayer in itself!Not only does Creator hear it He has you in His arms just waiting for you to feel them. He is the first to know how worldly conditions and peoples attitudes can drain us of our faith and hope. Yet He also knows that you have Him locked inside your heart and soul and when the cloud lifts your love and faith will shine through just like the sun! I'll keep you in prayer.
Excellent prayer/plea
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