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Prayer during illness


Senior Member
Los Angeles, USA
Take, Lord, my heart, my life,
a vessel broken by ill-health,
shattered by loss
emptied of ambitions and strivings.
Fill it with your love,
your joy, your grace, so full
that out of the cracks of pain,
the holes of despair,
may seep,
cleansing those wounds,
hope, comfort, healing,
to those for whom I pray,
and those you love, beyond my prayers

Anne Lepine