The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Prayer of St.Francis. Lord, make me an Instrument of your Peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow Love; Where there is injury, Pardon; Where there is doubt, Faith; Where there is despair, Hope; Where there is darkness, Light; Where there is sadness, Joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be Consoled, as to console; to be Understood, as to Understand; to be Loved, as to Love. For it is in Giving that we Receive. It is in Pardoning that we are Pardoned, and it is in Dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.
Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Life’s Pathway stretches on ahead, unknown to human minds. The Father knows what lies before and where the roadway winds. Into Gods loving Hand put yours and trust with all your might. His plans for you are only good, You are precious in His sight. Judith Gooding(c)