may forget what you said,
and they may forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
Lord, Jesus, thank You for the kindness
of strangers and the support of my friends.
Please teach me how to be a polite acquaintance
and a good friend
It is when times get tough
that friends matter most.
Let me never desert any friend in need.
night before Your arrest,
You asked Your disciples to be on watch while You
were praying in the Garden of Olives,
but they fell asleep. "What," You asked,
"Could you not watch with Me one hour?"
after, You were arrested, and they abandoned You,
probably out of justified fear for their own lives.
are told that Peter, the disciple whom
You raised above all others to be the first head
of Your Church, denied his friendship with you three
me the courage and sensitivity
to be a good friend always and most of all
never to deny or neglect my friendship
with You or with anyone.
knows: People will never forget
how I make them feel. Help me make them all feel
what they are: Your wonderful creations.
this I pray to you my God, my close, eternal, all-powerful,