Sign of the Cross


Poem Commentary

This may be considered more of a prayer than a poem. Prayers are like poems in a way.

Sign of the Cross

Finger tips touch forehead

We say, “In the name of the Father”

Father of Heaven and Earth

God Of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob

Lord God Almighty

Omnipotent God

Omnipresent God

Creator of All

We are humbled by your power.

Awed by an invitation to sit at your table.

We praise you for your glory.

Hand traced to abdomen

We say, “The son”

Son of God

Son of Mary

Lamb of God

The Good Shepherd.

Our Messiah

Our Savior

Our Redeemer

King of kings

Lord of lords

Jesus Christ

Word made flesh

Alpha and Omega.

Fully God, fully man

who dwelt among us.

Sacrificed for our sake.

We await your return.

Imperfect as we are

have mercy on us.

Left shoulder to right.

We say, “And the Holy Spirit”

Spirit of God

Spirit of Mercy

Spirit of Holiness

Spirit of Grace

Please embrace us.

Infuse us with your sanctifying grace.

You Spoke through the prophets.

I pray thee, speak to us.

Sign of the Trinity

Reminds us of your mysteries.

One God in three persons.

Give us the gift of faith

Help us to recognize our sins

and forgive us for our evils.

Let us do your will, not our own.

Help us to sin no more.

Enter into our souls.

We ask and pray

keep us pure.

In the name of

the Father

the Son


the Holy Spirit


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ccslim commented on Sign of the Cross


Faith, hope and Love and the greatest is these is Love! By faith I was given Hope and through Love I have learned how to Love again! Thank you for this Smile and for sharing a nicely written poetic prayer!

castlemist commented on Sign of the Cross


This one is kind of boring and real hook or anything



Thank you for your comment. Please read "Heart of a Poet". If you are looking for religious try "My Armor is Faith". I appreciate all opinions.

am2anangel commented on Sign of the Cross


beautiful and very visual write. along the religious lines you might like my poem love letter it's one of my newer ones. this was very well written great job.

bloomingsun commented on Sign of the Cross


I love this so much, what a wonderful tribute to this almost unconscious act of faith. We make the sign of the cross with reverent intentions, though some may take it for granted and forget the meaning behind the actions... thanks for this! Amen!

Pulci commented on Sign of the Cross


that was amzing. I like the way u wrapped it up. it made feel proud to part of the church. It reminded of all the things that Christ is and means.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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Sign of the Cross 12
Love Embraced 21
Our Biggest Threat 14
In God I Trust 10
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My Armor is Faith 12
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