Cowboy’s Prayer on Humility

Waddie Mitchell is my favorite Cowboy poet.  He talks about life, marriage, nature and faith in cowboy language–cowboy poetry.  Enjoy his poetic take on humility.

No one really walks alone,

although the truth ain’t always clear.

Someone blazed the trail you followed

and someone brought you here.

And all the gifts and talents,

with which you might be blessed

are things you could not give yourself

nor could you, to me, bequest.

So what is there to brag about

and swell yourself with pride,

for we are but the vessel

in which the gift may ride.

So hold to your humility

in simple gratitude each day

thank Him from whom all gifts flow,

and thank those who’ve shown the way.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:3

Cowboy’s Prayer on Humility

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