My Special Prayer


Eternal God, I offer You...
This special prayer today...
That You will keep me in Your
care... And never let me stray
Encourage me to do my best...
In everything I do...
That every deed and word may bring
... Some happiness to You
... And if the way seems difficult...
Let not my lips complain
...But help my heart be reconciled
... To loneliness and
rain... Bestow on me Your loving
grace...That I may per-
severe... Beyond the night of
darkness and... The sorrow of
a tear... And when the shadows
lengthen and... At last You
summon me... I pray that I may
be with You... For all eter-
nity.


James J. Metcalfe

This poem is on page 34 of More Poem Portraits by James J. Metcalfe


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