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May 22

They help every one his neighbor; and every one saith to his brother, Be of good courage. — Isa 41:6

Who cares for the burden, the night, and the rain,
And the long, steep, lonesome road,
When at last through the darkness a light shines plain,
When a voice calls “Hail,” and a friend draws rein,
With an arm for the stubborn load?

For life is the chance of a friend or two
This side of the journey’s goal.
Though the world be a desert the long night through,
Yet the gay flowers bloom and the sky shows blue
When a soul salutes a soul.
— Unknown.

In all misfortune the greatest consolation is a sympathizing friend.
— Cervantes.


Loving Father, may I lay hold upon the highest standards of friendship and so be qualified to be a friend. May those who call and lean on me feel secure in my support. May none ever be ashamed to call me friend. Grant that those whom I love may keep faith with me. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - May 22

Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.

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