The Anthology of Breaking: Who Am I To Instruct God?


There is a universe where you exist better

You have loving parents

You are not neglected

Your mother does not call you a demon

Your father does not leave

You are not in pain


I pray that God guides you

I pray that God keeps you


I keep my prayers brief, however

I stick to short sentences

I stick to small declarations

I try to not get carried away

I try to not be elaborate


I try to not elaborate because if I had to elaborate, then my prayers would become instructive.


I may start instructing God to keep you for me, so that I may enjoy you.

I may find myself instructing God to guide you to me, so that we may be together.

So my prayers are short

My prayers are brief

My prayers are phrases

They do not elaborate

They do not instruct

Because who may I to instruct God?


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  • Nina
    16th Jul 2018

    There is a specific prayer that yields no answer and God had answered all my prayers. I have a journal where I write my prayers and all have come to pass,this specific one,not so much and I no longer pray that prayer…

  • RuralRockStarSeema
    19th Jul 2018

    I once sat down and did some self introspection…
    I realised when I pray for strength,I end up in situations that end up with me realising just how strong I became or am…
    When I prayed for wisdom,humility etc-character attributes-wa bo-then came the realisation-I AM akere?
    Then I learnt to be specific and smart about this,cos you know-you’ll be asking for a car and boom lucky packet lands on your lap and there is a toy car…prayer answered.
    These days,I say I declare(SMART Declarations) linked to a greater good in their delivery that in my blessing may I be a blessing to the rest…and these are sporadic,once off followed by continuous thankfulness/gratitude less requests.#GodWithin

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