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Dear Lord ..
Help me to keep my hands from picking and stealing,

And my tongue from evil speaking, lying, and slandering.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep ..
I pray the lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the lord my soul to take.

Here I Stand ..
To give all I can give
In return for the life that I earn.
I was born as a part of the plan,
With the heart of a man,
With a will to survive,
And I believe everything on this earth,
Having meaning and worth,
Made of concrete and air, is to share,
And to feel just to find I exist,
To be scribed on the list
Of someone with a place in the sun.
Here I stand reaching out for the sky
Till the day that I die.
I must give all I can.
When I go I’ll go out empty hand,
Leaving dust to the land,
Just the soul I have found leaves the ground.
Frankie Valli

I Did Not Die ..
Do not stand at my grave and weep

I’m not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am gentle autumnal rain.
When you waken in the morning hush
I am the soft uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.. I am in Heaven.. I did not die.

A Well Spent Day ..
If you planted hope today in a heart that felt alone,
If you caused a laugh that chased away some tears,
If someone’s burden was made lighter because of your kindness,
Then your day was well spent.

I Cannot Begin This Day ..
Dear Lord, I cannot begin this day without you,
I cannot trust myself.
Help me, that I may know that I am not alone.
Be thou a bright flame before me,
Be thou a guiding star above me,
Be thou a smooth path beneath me,
Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me,
Today and for evermore.

To Me Your Glory Show ..
My world is filled with your understanding.
Your thoughtfulness, your strength and your love.
Because of you, my world is filled with happiness.
Your world is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.
Dear Lord, let me not interrupt you with my chatter.
Let me listen, rather, to your still, small voice.
O Lord, grant me, while here on Earth I stay, your love to feel and know.
And when from hence I pass away,
To me your glory show.

Thank You ..
O Lord, I thank you for anything which happened to me
which made me feel that life is really and truly worth living.
I thank you for all the laughter which was in today.
I thank you, too, for any moment
in which I saw the seriousness and the meaning of life.
I thank you very specially for those I love, and for those who love me.
And for all the difference it has made to me to know them,
And for all the happiness it brings to me to be with them.

We Thank You ..
Dear God, we thank you for the night
And for the pleasant morning light.
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good.
In all we do at work or play
To grow more loving every day.

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