Let Us Pray

Sketchbook is extending an invitation around the world for submissions of prayer, inspiration and heart felt encouraging poetry submissions for this new section of the Sketchbook Journal.

Our goal is to hear from all faiths and peoples on a Global Scale. The more people who participate and read the more our hearts will become one. Surely a heart that envelops the world can make changes and differences in lives.

We can make a difference and wipe away all the divisions that have arisen because of different belief systems. Let us all love and respect one another in one accord.

Please send your poems and prayers to:



Reason A Poteet, US


Butterfly Cinquain

Acting in one Accord


a kindred spirit
my brothers and sisters
one with God, the Father and Son
synchronized with the same pow’r Source
like a well-oiled machine
all parts on task
in sync

like a barbershop choir
each singing alone, together
sweet sound
fulfilling the prayer of our Lord
“that they may all be one
as we are one”
in tune

from Psalm 133


Participating Authors: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,


Karin Anderson, AU; Sharon Auberle, US; Helen Bar-Lev, IL; Zlata Bogović, CR; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Ralf Bröker DE; Lauren Byrnes US; Armando H. Corbelle, US; Sandra Corona, US; Doris Culverhouse, US; John Daleiden, US; Jon Davey, UK; Mary Davila, US; Carolyn Devonshire, US; Mark Dohle, US; Joseph Farley, US; Seánan Forbes, US; Rolland Fletcher, US; Hugh Fox, US; Victor P. Gendrano, US; Heike Gewi, DE; Bernard Gieske, US; Phyllis Jean Green, US; S. A. Griffin, US; Alegria Imperial, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Angelika Kolompar, CA; Maude Larke, FR; Thomas Lindsay, US; Martin Lothner, ZA; Franklin Megalhaes, BR; Margaret D. McGee, US; Catherine McGuire, US; Joan McNerney, US; Tamara Mikell-Choudhury, US; Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US; Aju Mukhopadhyay IN; Ruth Nott, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Sergio Antonio Ortiz, US; Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN; Verica Peacock, CR/UK; Marija Pogorilić, CR; Reason A Poteet, US; Vera Primorac, CR; Julie Rogers, US; Iolanda Scripca, US; Herbert Siegel, US; Johnmichael Simon, IL; Monica E. Smith, US; Brian Strand, UK; André Surridge, NZ; Linda Sutton, AU; Katy Taylor, US; Craig Tigerman, US;  Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR; Neal Whitman, US; Emily Wierenga, CA; Ashley Wood, UK; Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, SG


Participating Countries:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,

Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, Philippians, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Pray for Americia Video

Karin Anderson, AU—Free Verse: Lily of the Valley, Parallelogram de Crystalline Poem: You Raise Us Up, Quatrains of rhymed Couplets: The Hand of God

Sharon Auberle, US—Free Verse: Prayer for Village Earth

Helen Bar-Lev, IL—Free Verse: Lord of All, A Prayer, Attack, In the Hospital, In the sulfur baths

Zlata Bogović, CR—Free Verse: My Prayer

Willie R. Bongcaron, PH—Free Verse: Sunday Poet, Charity From The Heart

Ralf Bröker DE—Free Verse: Let Us Pray

Lauren Byrnes US—Free Verse The Grace Within the Relection

Armando H. Corbelle, US—Free Verse: Every Breath . . .

Sandra Corona, US: Haiga: My Prayer

Sandra S. Corona, US—Am I Lord? poem/art by Sandra S. Corona in slideshow presentation

Doris Culverhouse, US—Free Verse: Embellish My Day

John Daleiden, USSolo Renhai:  Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Jon Davey, UK—Free Verse: That Other Realm

Mary Davila, US—Rhymed Quatrains: I'll Lay My Head, Anapaestic Tetrameter: ’Twas The Week Before Christmas

Carolyn Devonshire, US—Quatrain: Crosses on Canopy Road

Mark Dohle, US—Free Verse: Spur Us Onward

Joseph Farley, US—Free Verse: Faith, Neo-Psalm 4, Neo-Psalm 11, Neo-Psalm 12, Neo Psalm 17: Go forth and multiply, boldachin – n., homoiuosian, imprimatur, persnickety

Seánan Forbes, US—Free Verse: You are Love, You . . .

Rolland Fletcher, US—Haiku: Vietnam Veteran Prayer

Hugh Fox, US—Free Verse: The Evidence, Raised

Victor P. Gendrano, US—Free Verse: Esperanza

Heike Gewi, DE—Rengay: Balance

Bernard Gieske, US—Free Verse: In The Beginning

Phyllis Jean Green, US—Free Verse: Let us all Join Hands all Around the World

S. A. Griffin, US—Image Poems: A Billboard Poem, god, a night light

Elizabeth Howard, US—Free Verse: Bedside

Alegria Imperial, CA—Free Verse: a beggar’s prayer, Sizes, who but the heart

Munia Khan, BD—Free Verse: The Mystery of a Prayer

Angelika Kolompar, CA—Haiku

Maude Larke, FR: Psalm for Anger, Sanctity, St. Paul

Thomas Lindsay, US—Glory To Glory

Martin Lothner, ZA—Free Verse: The missionaries toil in Africa

Sandra Martyres, IN—Free Verse: The Power of Prayer

Margaret D. McGee, US—Free Verse: Prayer

Catherine McGuire, US—Free Verse: Backyard Prayer, Sunday Matins

Joan McNerney, US—Couplets: Prayer, Free Verse: Queen of Heaven, Questions

Franklin Megalhaes, BR—Haiku

Tamara Mikell-Choudhury, US: Free Verse: Tasbih

Malvina Mileta, CR—Free Verse: Prayers To Our Mother

Shanna Baldwin Moore, US—Free Verse: Live Aloha

Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN—Free Verse: Pure Love

Ruth Nott, US—Quatrains: The Hiding Place, Looking for God, No Man Is An Island?

Karen O'Leary, US—Acrostic: Decisive With God

Sergio Antonio Ortiz, US—Tanka: Thirst, Trees, Eternal song?
Iranian Flowers

Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN—Free Verse: Let Us Wish, Tender Age Bliss

Verica Peacock, CR/UK—Psalm of Praise

Marija Pogorilić, CR—Free Verse: To Follow the Lord

Reason A. Poteet, US—A Legacy For Life: A Collection of Christian Poems

Vera Primorac, CR—Free Verse: Be my Light

Julie Rogers, US—Free Verse: Living in the Temple, The Source, To Pray, Supreme Being, Prelude to Peace

Iolanda Scripca, US—Free Verse: Psalm of the Homeless

Herbert Siegel, US—Free Verse: Where Do Prayers Go?

Johnmichael Simon, IL—Free Verse: Prayer, A Capella, Catalonian Pyramid in Jerusalem, Fog, Peace Lover

Monica E. Smith, US—Quatrain: Solitude, Free Verse: And Let the Rain Fall Down, God’s Ear, You Call, Faith, Vesper, Trinity, The Weeping Tree, The Voice of God

Brian Strand, UK: A Psalm

André Surridge, NZ—Haiku, Tanka

Linda Sutton, AU: Free Verse: Search Pattern, Christmas Pastorale

Katy Taylor, US—Free Verse: O Thou

Craig Tigerman, US—Quatrain: Tikkun Olam

Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR—Free Verse: Let Us Pray

Neal Whitman, US—Free Verse: Sitting Still: An Inter-Religious Dialogue, Haibun: Elegy for Caroline

Emily Wierenga, CA—Free Verse: made to pray

Ashley Wood, UK—Free Verse: Beans

F. N. Wright, US—Free Verse: a prayer for peace

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, SG—Narrative Prayer Poems


November / December Feature

In September and October, 2010 the above sixty-three individuals from fifteen countries participated. Sketchbook plans to continue this effort!  So . . . Please send your poems and prayers to:

for the November / December 2001 Let Us Pray Feature.










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