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Darkness is never gratifying;
We must be "sons of Light."
As we go about our lives,
We must never lose our sight

As to what will lift up others;
What will bring hope and goodwill.
We must tread that path that God has blessed
And promote nothing that brings ill.

And we must seek out avenues
That lead to where
We can be the most beneficial;
One of those is prayer.

We must become habitual
In our dialogue with our Lord.
To be negligent in this respect
Is something we cannot afford.

For, life is fragile, as you may know;
There can be many trials and much care.
And, so, I admonish you with these words:
"Handle with prayer."

--John E. Swedlund