God did not promise sun without rain,
light without darkness, or joy without pain.
He only promised us strength for the day
when the darkness comes and we lose our way,
For only through sorrow do we grow more aware
that God is our refuge in times of despair.
For when we are happy and life's bright and fair
we often forget to kneel down in prayer,
But God seems much closer and needed much more
when trouble and sorrow stand outside our door.
For when we seek shelter in His wonderous love
and we ask Him to send us help from above.
And that is the reason we know it is true
that bright, shining hours and dark, sad ones too,
Are part of the plan God made for each one,
and all we can pray is
"Thy Will Be Done."
Author: Helen Steiner Rice
After this manner therefore pray ye:
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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever.
Matthew 6:9-13 (King James Version)
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