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----- Original Message -----
From: David Virgil Hobbs
To: Waltham HS Football Coach Paul Mayberry
Cc: Mackenzy Bernadeau ; Keith Aucoin ; WalthamHigh75@hotmail.com ; whshawks86@yahoo.com ; wayne.t.mccarthy@gmail.com ; arnolda@k12.waltham.ma.us ; jpass33@earthlink.net ; shaynesimahk@walthamcheer.com ; graceffaj@k12.waltham.ma.us
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 3:34 AM
Subject: Waltham HS Ftbl Coach Paul Mayberry: how can someone like me be trashed...my prose & poetry

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Waltham HS Football Coach Paul Mayberry:
 
I have lived in Waltham for years now, both up around Moody & High, and also at Pond St., near Bacon & Main.
 
I read at http://www.dailynewstribune.com/sports/x270971937/Waltham-25-Wayland-19-Hawks-catch-a-break about the Waltham High School football team's latest game; at http://www.patriots.com/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=9902&pcid=45 I read about how you were recently honored as "Coach of the Week". I got the email address used in this email from http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/SCHOOL/Athletics/Ath.htm.
 
This email contains prose and poetry that I think is appropriate for high school football types; I began to feel that it was time to stop forgetting about the local high school crowd. Best I can tell from the evidence available to me, when I send emails similar to this to pro or top level collegiate athletes/coaches, the emails surprisingly get more attention/respect than one would suspect.
 
I have been working out at the Waltham YMCA. The day after I had a dream (this year) that I was Tom Brady's receiver, this guy (white adult, smart sportsfan, mustache) in the weight room looked at me and said, "that's Brady's receiver". This after I had been studiously weightlifting for a few weeks and practicing sprinting 15 yards while keeping the soccer ball off the ground but close to my body, using my left and right feet or my feet alternating with my head (I must admit I can be very quick over 15 yards, quick on changes of direction, what's this obsession with the 40 yd dash--and my very carefully thought out weightlifting routine produces rapid change in strength and appearance).
 
I keep a log of my sports activities at: http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon/soccairthirteen.htm;  In soccer, people watching me compare me to the greatest players of all time; meaning they see me as being in the same class as the greatest players of all time. Recently a guy watching me practice soccer said that I was 'incredible'. In soccer I do things like run fast over 20 yards while keeping the ball off the ground but close to my body, using only my feet to touch the ball. 
 
Recently I had a dream that I was going to become like a major league baseball pitcher in terms of performance. In another dream, I made the Chicago Bulls basketball team and in another I went on to become a US Open level tennis player (looking at the data I keep re my performance while practicing, these dreams are not very unrealistic). Plus I figure I have a chance at age group world record type times in swimming, and at achieving eventually a really fast time in the 40 yd dash; but I am running out of time and energy I can't do everything.
 
Also when I was weightlifting (weightlifting changed my appearance somewhat), this tall black guy who works at the Y saw me unclothed in the locker room and told me that I was 'Absalom' (don't worry he has a girlfriend). You have to know who Absalom was to get the point (see photo lower down in the email, I can look better than I look in the photo). Many beautiful women have expressed interest in marrying me, but some of the cops persecute me, this one cop expects me to sit and wait to be telephoned; I have been persecuted by university administrators (sometimes things go wrong, someone takes offense at something that has been said or written).
 
Problem is that even when women want to get married, they do not call, they have to be chased to some extent, the extent depending on the woman. There have been problems with third parties obstructing me meeting women who "do', women who 'do' being shy, me being turned into an introvert due to various factors.
 
Going on to the intellectual, I have a BA in economics from Harvard College, Cambridge MA; my standardized test scores are very high (despite taking the tests after just an hour or two of study, and in a sleep deprived state); I am very accomplished in terms of essays, poetry, website popularity; my website/web-pages have received hundreds of thousands of hits from all over the world; my poetry and prose has been complimented and honored by people ranging from everyday folks to authors who have sold millions of books; I program in HTML, CSS, Javascript (put these three languages together, you can do almost anything).
 
All of this leads to the point, how can employers always hire someone else wqhen I apply for a job and there are more job applicants than there are jobs available; and how can males be unfriendly?
 
First off, envy and jealousy are of course sins. Secondly, a mentality that would reject even God himself simply because God differs from the self is of course an extremely sinful mentality. Thirdly, a mentality that would reject even God himself simply because God is not typical is also of course a very sinful mentality; I am not claiming to be God but you should get the point. Seems people have become obsessed with their own family, advancing and honoring their own family. Fact is there are things that are supposed to come ahead of even family. When individuals neglect collective action and become obsessed with their own family, they end up hurting their own family. We have all read about the wars of ancient Israel, God's people of the old times, in the Bible; we have read re how Israel was saved due to the military bravery of its soldiers. Imagine what would have happened if these soldiers had deserted their posts, and gone home because they worried what would have happened to their family if they died in battle.
 
Related point: if any people are actually genetically special, it is the descendants of the Jews of Christ's time who followed Christ and became Christian and merged themselves into the gentile populations, such as the disciples apostles and family of Christ; these descendants are to be found amongst the gentile populations. Such descendants of Christ's family were in the ancient days honored by the Church. They were humble people who worked with their hands.
 
I do not buy this idea that discrimination against males is funny. They infiltrate females into traditionally male jobs; at the same time they are very old-fashioned when it comes to putting males into traditionally female jobs. There is something wrong with the idea that good-looking people, or people who are unusually intelligent, or people who have unusually good personalities, are somehow worse than the typical person.
 
Example: person X is beautiful, person Y is not beautiful. To be fair one must assume that person X and person Y are equal in terms of personality and intelligence. Thus it is more reasonable to say that person X is above person Y (as oppposed to saying person Y is above person X), because person X is beautiful and person Y is not but otherwise they are equal. Likewise when comparing the intelligent to the unintelligent. Looks and intelligence should be respected not despised. Seems what we have is what the US Army manuals of old used to warn about, when they talked of how a democracy can degenerate into a mobocracy, and of how a 'Republic' features characteristics superior to a simple 'Democracy'.
 
Somehow I am inclined to consider discrimination against the beautiful, discrimination against the intelligent, discrimination against the virtuous, to be more offensive than discrimination against the non-beautiful, the unintelligent, the un-virtuous.
 
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I don't claim to have seen the hidden book containing God's hidden thoughts re how a Paul Mayberry should behave with regards to myself or with regards to Christendom in general; nor can I say I have seen the hidden literature re how I, David Virgil, should behave with regards to people such as Paul Mayberry. I do realize that in three different places the Bible says that most of God's thoughts are not in the Bible. I think I could honestly say, that to at least a slight extent, I have some idea regarding what is in such hidden books.
 
In brief, when a drummer hits the drum, you would not be able to hear the sound of it, if God intervened to prevent the sound wave from hitting your ear. Likewise, when a person in his mind thinks benevolent benedictory thoughts, God can allow such thoughts to have effect. I figured this out myself, but by now it has been explained to alot of people. More of this further down.
 
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The poem on the main page of my website, written by myself, engages the mind in benedictory thoughts. One of the lines in the poem is in extra large type, because due to an error, it had previously been accidentally left out:
LOST SILVER
 
Now I pray in remembrance of ancient scriptural parables
which show that through repentance human beings are repairable
parables which show that I was adhering to God's lessons
when I suddenly felt close to God and given a fresh start
when I was feeling the feeling of repentance in my heart
and thirsting for the spirit and believing Jesus is God's Son
Remembering how when Yayzoos walked the earth then drew near
tax collectors and sinners hoping his teachings would reach their ears
When the Chief priests and scribes saw them join Yayzoos for dinner
they murmured, saying, this man receiveth and eateth with sinners
Then Yayzoos told a tale in reply to their angry spirits
Saying, if a woman has ten silver pieces and loses one
she lights a candle and the searching of the house is begun
and she seeks diligently for the lost piece until she finds it
And when she hath found it she calls her friends to gather around
and says, rejoice with me, for the piece which I had lost I have found
Likewise I say unto you, God's angels are glad
when one lost sinner repents of things that are bad
So help us God so time spent hearing these words we have heard
becomes time that helps us to repent in accordance with God's Word
Help me God so these memories of the words of God's Son
help me to draw closeer to God and His angels in heaven
And in general aside from the silver pieces
help me to draw closer to the spirit of God's son Jesus
Forgive me for my sins and heal me of injuries inside
that I have caused to myself through my sins and my pride
so my desire to draw closer to God will not be denied
And excepting those for whom it's not the will of the divinity
that we should ask such things for them from the God of infinity
all things that I ask for myself through these words of the prophet
I ask also for all people everywhere on the planet
I ask these things of thee God in the name of thy Son Yayzoos Christ
Yayzoos who by the name Jesus now draws people to the light
 
In this email I talk about for lack of a better word, 'telekinetics', a 'sign from God', an experience in which I felt Christ on the cross within myself, metaphysics and theology. Also included are a couple of other poems I wrote. My tracker programs indicate that alot of people bookmark my poems when they find them on the internet, that is they put them in their favorites folder and come back to read them a second time. Such is a reasonable test of the quality of a poem.  
 
Just the other day I read at pages such as http://www.lovewithoutend.com/custom/index.php?body=portrait about this artist named Glenda Green, who says she was taught by Christ, sometime around 1992, exactly how to paint a portrait of Christ. If you go to the link you can see this portrait. What I find to be interesting, is that the reddish/brown cloak and white robe Christ wears in the painting by Glenda Green, is almost exactly the same color combination that I have been using in emails such as this for moree than a year, without having known anything at all about the Glenda Green painting. The painting by Green shows Christ as the good shepherd, with a couple of sheep and a shepherd's stick. Similarly if you read the 'telekinetic' poems included in this email you will see that they are shepherd-like poems, and contain stanzas that are stick-like.
 
So that you might be able to easily find the latest thing I have put up on the net: I have a blog at http://davidvirgil.blogspot.com/; my newsgroup posts are listed at http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=author%3Avincemoon%40rcn.com&start=0&scoring=d&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&num=10; My website main page is at http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon. My soccer training log is at http://www.angelfire.com/ma/vincemoon/soccairtwelve.htm.
 
By the way this email is @2008 David Virgil Hobbs--could be that I will use some things in this email in some other context.  
 
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God...it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God...it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God...there's something wrong with you...you should be rolling out the red carpet for me!"
 
The fact that such a statement as this about camels and red carpets is conceivably a respectable statement in certain situations means something. I estimate that Christians who are not rich, especially the best of this group, are an under-rated, under-respected group.
 
REASONABLE TO DEPEND ON NOT JUST THE SENSES BUT ALSO FAITH DERIVED FROM STATEMENTS OF OTHERS WHEN EVALUATING RELIGION
 
Many people apparently believe that in developing opinions re religion, one should reject information that does not come from the eyes, the ears, the sense of touch, or one's own inner mind. A simple parable I invented checkmates such ideas. Imagine being lost but having to get to the hospital because your son is sick. You encounter someone and he tells you the directions for how to get to the hospital that you have never seen. You believe what the person tells you and find your way to the hospital. Then when you get to the hospital you know that the hospital exists whereas previously you only believed that the hospital existed.
 
Likewise in the sphere of religion, it is reasonable to depend on not just what one's senses tell one but also on what others tell one. When you believe what others tell you, you have faith; then later, after you have experienced epiphany via a transcendental state of mind resulting from your obedience to the dictates of religion, you attain to knowledge, a step above faith. Just as you have an ethical responsibility to get your sick son to the hospital, so also you have an ethical responsibility to get your spiritually sick son (we are all spiritually sick) to the hypothetical spiritual hospital of the parable.
 
the "sign" that led to me becoming serious about christianity
 
In high school on the South Side of Chicago David Gottlieb and his brother Alan Gottlieb were friends of mine. They were generally hospitable, you don't appreciate such hospitality until you spend time in the less hospitable communities.
 
Once I was at the Gottlieb residence, socializing with the Gottliebs one or both of them. I left their place and walked down to 55th Street,to the intersection of I think Dorchester or Blackstone at 55th St., in Chicago Il., on the south side near the University of Chicago.  There at the playground where there is now a pool next to the big twin apartment buildings, I ran into my friend Wayne Braxton and Linda Skinner. I had taken some pill, I know not for sure what it was. 
 
We played frisbee, I could tell that I had charmed Linda. She was smiling and clapping her hands together and her body language and facial expression were that of one who considers themselves to be something less than me. I was on the slide and she got on the slide in front of me and leaned backwards into me, but I leaned backwards politely to avoid contact, she was 14 and I was 17. I felt like a God, like Mercury; I felt on top of the world. I felt as if the top of my head had come off, thereby unleashing all the joy and transcendence that is usually suppressed.
 
Then later when I tried to talk Linda Skinner up, (the playground was the first time I had met her) she would not be my girlfriend. I became despondent and a few months later returned to the playground, where I left an offering to God on the slide, a date, one of those things you eat, and prayed to God for a sign to reveal to me how I could be the charming person I was when I met her in the playground, for it seemed I was like two people, one person who was the way I was when I met her in the playground, and another person who was the way I was in my usual state of mind. It seemed that I could not get Linda for a girlfriend because she liked one side of my "split personality" but did not like the other.
 
As I sat on the slide praying for a sign, a car started honking. It sounded as if it was sympathizing with me. I went over to look inside the car, and inside of it, there was a "Holy Bible" on the front dashboard. This led to my becoming serious about Christianity. I noticed that a very small percentage of cars have a Bible visible in them.  
 
Persons such as Linda may think I became serious about Christianity just to please them, but actually, I became a Christian before I was five years old, while I was living in the bungalow at the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay India, surrounded by Indians from India, Hindus, and my non-Christian parents. I became a Christian before I ever got to know a Christian. But I did not become serious about Christianity until this incident with the honking car. 
 
Dream about being a russian commando that preceded me waking up feeling Christ on the Cross Within
 
Not so long ago, I (a citizen of the USA) dreamt that I was a Russian commando, spying on the German Army in WW II. I was watching them hold a Christian church service. The Germans troops noticed me up in the rafters of a big building spying on them--they heard or saw something--but they let me go--it was as if, they were afraid that their bosses would find out about me. I was admiring the German troops, I felt more akin to them than to my Russian comrades. Later the Germans came to get my surrender. I was trying to decide if I should fight to the death as a matter of honor or surrender. At this point, I woke up, and could feel Christ crucified on the Cross within me for about an hour. I did not feel the pain of it but still crucifixion was a boring experience. I could feel the supernatural quality of Christ on the cross within me, I could feel that Christ was more than a prophet.


There were some other details to the dream and how I felt when I woke up but I have given you the basics of it. I would have to spend a few hours digging through a small mountain of my spiral notebooks to find the account I wrote of the dream when I first had it and come up with the details.


The crucifixion was the only time in Christ's life when he was reduced to the state of a slave, without control over his body. It was probably the only time he was bored. Yet we humans spend alot of time being bored even though we are never crucified, our boredom stems from our sins. Seems God effected some kind of union with us humans, by becoming bored on the cross the way we often are bored without being on a cross.

 
Telekinetic Nature of Prayer or thoughts
 
 My idea is to if possible use the--for lack of a better word--telekinetic action of the minds of people such as yourself (this is rational continue reading for just a minute and you will understand I will explain), to help improve spirits of people everywhere (except the ones who should not be uplifted), especially some group you might wish to specially focus on.


This is rational I'll explain to you an original insight I figured out. Just as you could not hear the drumbeats produced by the mind of the drummer if God blocked the sound waves, so also another type of action of God, interference as opposed to non-interference, allows the benevolent thoughts in the mind of a praying person to have effect on others. Another way of looking at it is, if I had my finger on the remote control trigger of a nuclear bomb that would destroy the devil, My brain activity that led to me pushing the button would not be able to detonate the bomb if God intervened to prevent the signals sent from the remote control device from reaching the bomb; the signals would be able to travel to the bomb only if God allowed them to (this does not mean God approves of everything he allows to happen). So if you do something such as read the two poetic prayers I wrote you can find  below,(keeping in mind a couple of unwritten lines of special focus on some group of your own choosing), you might actually be able to accomplish something. One poetic prayer is entitled "Overcoming Sins that Prevent Us from Catching the Divine Game" and the other is entitled "the Sport of Virtue". In these poems Christ is referred to as "Yayzoos" the name by which he was originally referred to in scripture and by the early church.


Scripture Reveals Part of God's Mind
 
Many people these days are wont to argue with "religious" persons who are similar to myself. The best way I know to deal with this kind of discord is to point out that the Old and New Testament scriptures have three times officially declared that most of God's thoughts words and actions are not recorded in the scriptures. Perhaps the world would be a better place now if in the past the religious had been more aware of and expressive regarding the fact that scripture does make such declarations.
 
Conscience Must be Based on a Pure Mind
 
Another new original insight discovered by myself into theological basics that has somehow escaped the minds of humanity throughout the ages: The excuse, "but it was not against my conscience", is invalid if the conscience has been polluted by various pollutants such as greed, selfishness, arrogance, willful ignorance, and intellectual laziness. Supposing in the presence of anger or some other mental sin, a person's conscience dictates action A; but in the absence of anger or the given mental sin it dictates action B. If, affected by anger or some other defect in attitude the person follows his conscience and does action A, how could this be better than if, in the absence of anger or some other defect in attitude, he were to commit action A even though his conscience dictated action B? That would imply that the presence of anger or some other defect in attitude improved the person over what he would have been in the absence of the defect.


'Religion-produced' Stress Can Be Healthy
 
Some people may feel "stressed out" by what they read in this letter. The idea that a person's fate in the afterlife is affected by their conduct in this world, the idea that the fate in the afterlife is NOT predestined, both ideas I adhere to, are ideas that have been denied by some new forms of Christianity, they are ideas that can cause stress, because of the implication we have to worry about what we think say and do and the implication that what we think say and do can effect our fate in the afterlife.  


My response to such persons, in part:


Stress can be good for you. Physical exercise is a form of stress. Mental exercise is known to ward off certain types of senility. For hundreds or thousands or more generations, mankind has, generation after generation, been subjected to mental and physical stresses that exceed the level of stress much of mankind is exposed to in modern times. Religion, properly understood, is more than simple tranquilizer or sauna like relaxation. If you are walking across a street, and a car is about to hit you, do you condemn the person who warns you that you are about to be hit, on the grounds that he is a source of stress?


People fail to understand, and I also partly fail to understand, why some should face unfortunate afterlives; in their inability to understand such things, they proceed to reject the idea of a deity who would condemn some to unfortunate afterlives. But despite my lack of understanding, I know for a fact that Christ is the Son of God, and I know for a fact that certain portions of the scriptures are inspired by God. My understanding of the matter at this time, is, that, some are condemned to unfortunate afterlives, because such acts as a kind of brain surgery for those who enter into fortunate after-lives. A lifetime on earth, twists the brain of the person who experiences it into something that is a shadow of a divine brain; and something has to be done to bring such brains back to a divine condition.
 
St. Paul never said that the christian was freed from the burden of obeying his conscience, though he did admit that due to the physical pressures of his body he St. Paul in certain ways violated his own conscience without being separated from God or damned as punishment for such certain types of violations of conscience. 


'Good Works' Can be Necessary; all is not Predestined
 
In general regarding religion, I feel that there has unfortunately been amongst almost all protestant denominations, a misinterpration of St. Paul's words regarding works and predestination. This misinterpretation was spoken of by St. Peter, when he said that there are certain things in Paul's letters that are hard to understand, that the "unlearned and unstable" misinterpret with the end result that they destroy themselves. The fact is that Paul did not mean that for all persons it does not matter what they do so long as they have faith; and the fact is that Paul did not mean that for all persons it is predestined from the time of their birth whether they go to heaven or hell. You can find my explanation of what Paul actually meant when he was talking about faith and works in my newsgroup post. And if you scroll down to look at the scriptural quotation taken from a letter of Paul's that appears on all of my resumes, you can find further proof that yes what a person does can matter it is not just faith. Another newsgroup post of mine explains what Paul really meant when he talked about predestination.
 
In a nutshell, regarding works, I believe that when Paul talked about faith without works, when he was talking about works he was talking about the works of the Jewish law in the case of the Jews, and that no Jew successfully keeps all the works of the Jewish law; and he was talking about the conscience of the Gentiles with regards to Gentiles, the idea being no Gentile succeeds in following his conscience perfectly. Thus in and of themselves such things cannot justify men. What Paul meant was that good men are justified by faith not perfect adherence to conscience or law, in combination with their general goodness. He takes it for granted that he is talking about good men being justified through faith not the works of the Jewish law or perfect adherence to conscience.
 
Things must be taken in context. The whole tone of the gospels is about a preacher, Christ, urgently advising the people that if they do this they will make it if they do not they will not. There is no implication in the narratives describing Christ's life, that it was all a silly exercise because it does not matter what men do and all is predestined. In context, there are plenty of scriptures emphasizing the importance of good deeds.
 
However, I think that youths, and the conscientous, can be justified without doing anything, get the Holy Spirit, when they first repent and turn to Christ, but thereafter they have to be careful to behave themselves.
 
If God is love, why do 'christian' leaders increase the importance of factors other than love when it comes to social life?
 
Religion is supposed to be about love; yet still there are outwardly religious persons who are obsessed with turning "how much money does he or she have" into a prime consideration in marital and other social decisions. What sense does that make? If money becomes so important in such decisions, then love becomes unimportant in such decisions. I do not believe that this constant ratcheting up of financial pressures re marital and other social decisions, is eugenic or truly religious. 
 
perhaps the selective persecution of certain drugs/herbs has reduced the spiritual intelligence of mankind 
 
One reason people have become so ignorant about such matters, is that governments have been banning some herbs and plants and drugs while they have been promoting other herbs plants and drugs; they have been banning the substances that produce religious experiences while promoting the substances that produce a kind of sacrilegious dopiness. As a result an imbalance has developed in society, an imbalance that produces a profane state of mind in society.


I personally have had "religious experiences" without using any kind of herb or plant or drug; but, if persons find themselves unable to escape their ignorance without consuming a substance, maybe they should go ahead and consume some kind of substance in a disciplined fashion. Maybe they should for a few days abstain from cigarettes and sexual passion for those they are not married to, exercise, read the scriptures, and pray, and then proceed to consume some kind of substance that will help them transcend their ignorance. But it should be kept in mind, that this kind of approach varies with the individual and should be put into effect in ways that do not violate the law.


Personal Motto:
 
My resume has the following quote in the upper right hand corner:


Command those who are rich in this present world not to be haughty neither to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth but in God, who so richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Urge them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous givers, to practice sharing, and to treasure up for themselves a sound foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that is really life.
--1 Timothy 6:17-19








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Overcoming Sins that Prevent Us from Catching the Divine Game Poetic Prayer
by David Virgil Hobbs
 
God grant unto us and to all everywhere
except those we should'nt ask such for in prayer
that there be less sin is the prayer we now declare
For we are like hunters tracking magical game
whose meat gives us the holy spirit saints acclaim
Spirit of God help us reduce within us that sinfulness
through which we fail to catch this game that gives the spirit to us
And help reduce sins we commit that weaken the ability
of others to capture this game that feeds us spiritually
God lend thy assistance and hear this our prayer
let there be less truce breaking and theft everywhere
less swindling extortion and murder causing despair
God grant that evil thoughts and unholiness are reduced
in us and also in all places both here and abroad
God help us so less folly and drunkenness are turned loose
and help lessen misplaced lusts not of the will of the Lord
Let there be less of envies jealousies greed and selfishness
less of a kind of gainsaying unthinking rash stubbornness
less of rejoicing in iniquity and impatience
less of irritability and less of covetousness
Father God let there be less malice heartlessness and arrogance
less hatred overall and less hatred of God and good persons
less excess love of self money and pleasure our lives to worsen
Lord let there be less absence of faith hope and endurance
less absence of natural affection, the absence odd
less of ungratefulness and less of lack of thanks to God
less of the absence of love and less absence of conscience
God grant unto us and to all people everywhere
that there be a reduction in sins is now our prayer
Let there be less excess of gossip and insolence
less approval of sin idle talk and boastfulness
and less blasphemy and slander and less false witness
Let there be less lack of self control and unseemly behaviour
and less insufficient obedience to mothers and fathers
Let there be less deceit treachery and lack of forgiveness
and less of invention of ways of committing wickedness
Let there be less implacability and rashness
less of the excess of strife and less of ruthlesness
less of excess debate and less unmercifulness
less of brutality fierceness and abusiveness
Sins we commit that weaken us and make us less able
to catch the game that is spirit-giving and magical
and sins others commit that weaken our ability
to hunt down this magical game are like monstrosities
we are like soldiers at war with these monstrosities
who contest these lands where we hunt in prayerful rhyme
for that Spirit yielding game that can be so hard to find
God help us war against these monsters of iniquity
All I ask thee father God in this prayer to you,
I ask in the name of Jesus whose name is Yayzoos
 
 




Sport of Virtue Poetic Prayer
by  David Virgil Hobbs

 
That God would grant unto all people everywhere
excepting those too evil to be so blessed
that there be an increase in virtue is today's prayer
Hear us Lord Father heed these our prayer requests
For these virtues are like skills of athletic conquest
that make us more proficient in the spiritual contest
more able to be by your Spirit more possessed
more able to defeat enemy forces unblessed
Which are the forces that reduce the number of minutes
in our lives that we spend intoxicated by God's Spirit
the forces that lower the level of intoxication
we are able to achieve even in our exaltation
But all the while help us to charitably understand
that though kind deeds can help someone feel blessed
such acts of kindness done according to your commands
may not have made that someone into a better man
but rather may have helped him to feel sorrow less
help us all, God to be more content with the basics of life
more steadfast and unmoveable in heavenly strife
more able to acquit ourselves like men and be strong
not terrified, shaken or troubled when things go wrong
Give us more endurance of hardness as good soldiers of the Lord
help us to be less disrupted in our spiritual lives
by worldly sorrows and joys by good or bad wives
less hurt by persecution distress and famine and sword
And let not our concern for those we are married to
divert us from good paths right for us set by you
Help us God to be more spiritually minded and fit,
to follow more closely the leadership of your Spirit
Let there be less quenching of Spirit amongst wits
God make us more holy, more filled with the spirit
more filled with the godly grace your power transmits
Let there be amongst us and everywhere here and abroad
more praise fear and service to the God we should adore
more rejoicing in God more thankfulness to the Lord
Help us and all in climates both warm and colder
to become more careful circumspect and sober
Help us abstain from all appearance of evil
make our bodies more holy more conformed to thy will
more worthy of being with your Spirit instilled
Help us God to become more hardworking and diligent
and to lessen our part in noisiness and entanglements
that contradict God's will and the teachings of the prophets
Help us to be less improperly judgemental of sins
and to become more approving of all excellent things
Help us to increase in kindness, blessing and forgiveness
with regards to enemies and persecutors among us
Give us more kindness longsuffering and forbearance
more gentleness, tenderheartedness and patience
Help us to be more peaceful empathetic and sympathetic
and grant that within us there may exist non-synthetic
more love of other persons and of all humans
more brotherly love and more love of good persons
more love between wives of the world and their husbands
Let there be more prayer offered for all persons
and more adherence to the dictates of conscience
more good manners and good behaviour in everyone
Help us to increase amongst us and all persons
virtues of blamelesness, worthiness, and harmlessness
and cheerful mercifulness and hospitality,
and help decrease conduct that harms others spiritually
Grant us God that people be more properly subject to
the government powers truly ordained by you
and that diligence and goodness of governments improve
Let there be more quantity and quality found in all nations
in terms of wise and knowledgeable exhortation
More good ministering and teaching and education
more prophesying of God's truths for edification
more helpful healing and godly comforting of persons
more distribution of necessities to all,
especially to good persons who've answered your call
more relief of the afflicted, as said Saint Paul
more of goodness, and of righteousness and good works
more of the doing of the will of the Lord on earth
Let there be everywhere more heavenly signs
more miracles wonders and mighty deeds divine
more admonishment and abhorrence of evil
more reproval of dark works done against God's will
more anger against the enemy the devil
God our father insofar as your will permits help us
so children show more godly obedience and honor to parents
God grant that parents not be abusive to their children
that a better job of running the families be done
and that parents improve as providers for their little ones
Grant among us and everywhere, O God of good deeds
that we may all increase in the virtues here described
so that we may become better spiritual athletes,
and achieve greater success in obtaining the prize,
Your great Holy Spirit that we want in our lives
I ask all this of thee God in the name of Yayzoos your son
now known amongst mankind as Jesus Christ of the christians



@2005 David Virgil Hobbs




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