THANKS FOR FRIENDS! …October 9, 2015

Sharing with you once again, a poem from one of my mom’s books…enjoy!- anita

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“Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.  Amen.”  Ephesians 6:23, 24

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I thought today,

Of friends who have meant so much to me,

Along life’s pathway,

And my heart welled up in praise,

To the Lord above,

And this is what I prayed:

“Dear Lord,

I THANK YOU SO FOR THOSE IN LIFE,

WHO SHOW ME THAT THEY REALLY CARE;

Who care enough to sweetly try

The burdens of my heart to bear.

I THANK YOU, DEAR LORD, FOR THOSE IN LIFE,

WHO LOOK BEYOND THE OUTTER SHELL,

Who care enough to look within

And lend an ear, for my cares to tell.

I THANK YOU MOST FOR EACH IN LIFE,

WHOSE STRENGTH HAS MADE ME STRONG.

Who cared enough to gently show me

What I needed when I was wrong. *

And ever, MAY I BE QUICK TO BE TO SOMEONE ELSE,

WHAT THOSE IN LIFE HAVE MEANT TO ME.

May I lift them up, and help them on,

To walk more closely to thee.  Amen.”

* Proverbs 27:6, 9

By:  Joyce E. Watke

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