FOR A MALE FRIEND
Lord, please hear a prayer
for my good friend.
him closely on his path this day
and always. Steer him clear of pitfalls
and distractions, enemies and bad decisions.
Guide him toward good choices.
please give him self-confidence
and inspiring goals, give him purpose
and grand energy which makes him rise happily
with the sun each day.
Surround him with true, dependable, loyal,
and honest friends, who by companionship,
understanding, advice and example,
will make him a better man each day.
Give him, please, satisfaction in the work
of his life, God, and refreshment and joy
in his times of recreation.
him achieve goals, triumph over
dark difficulties, and be warmly cherished
by family and colleagues.
him free from depression and moody pessimism.
Lead him to laugh heartily
him to pray and share his concerns with
You, for with prayer, all goals
will be possible for him.
him able, however, to accept Your will
in all things, no matter how bitter
him go to sleep this night
with a clear conscience,
a sense of accomplishment,
and a mind at peace.
Wake him tomorrow refreshed,
with a renewed sense of purpose,
a motivating optimism, great hope
and much happiness.
him, God, to keep his eye on the goals
of goodness, charity
and spiritual perfection.
him at last to the shining avenues
of heaven and into eternal joy,
and the companionship of the saints
in Your unending kingdom.
this I pray in faith and hope,
trust and charity.
2011 - Donn B. Murphy
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