God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse - Listen, Lord—A Prayer Summary & Analysis

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Listen, Lord—A Prayer Summary

In the first stanza of this poem, the speaker tells God they are coming to Him in a powerless and humble position. The speaker asks God to help the congregation realize how insignificant they are compared to the bigness of God. He also requests that God listen to the people as they gather to worship Him. In the second stanza, the speaker asks for mercy, or compassion, for the sinners. He pleads that the Lord will ride past Hell on his horse and stop sinners from entering this place.

In the third stanza, the speakers asks for blessings upon the preacher, the man who is about to deliver the sermon. It is requested that this man be protected from the devil as well as being cleaned from all sin. The speaker also asks that the Lord give the preacher...

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