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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Last Prayer-a poem 1-26-17

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith for the Years of Winter

Today is grandson Joe’s 18th birthday. I have prayed for him every day for the last 18 years. I shall continue to do so until… is there an end to prayers for children?

I think that when my heart
has stopped its longing
and my breath is gone
to mingle slow and soft
with the warm south breeze
my one regret will be
that I can no longer pray
for children
not in the ways of earth,
at least
so I offer this now, forever,
my prayer for children
and their dolls and dogs
and the longings of their hearts…


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