Not my, but Thy

I considered
my hopes, my dreams,
my plans, my goals,
my triumphs, my failures—
my empty, unanswered prayers.

My, my, my, my, my—
isn’t it all so . . . personal?
Perhaps it’s time
I changed my mind.

So I considered
“Thy will be done,” 1
which shifts my plans to God’s will, 
lifts my goals to seeking God’s glory,
empowers my prayers with joyful listening,
filled with fruitful answers.

I see now
that letting this Mind be in you 
“which was also in Christ Jesus” 2
leads my mind to yield
to the one, divine Mind.

James Walter
1 Matthew 6:10.
2 Philippians 2:5 

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