A Friday Blessing

May the grace that is needed
on this good day
find its way into your work and your words.

May your heart be gentled
by kind thoughts
and reflections of good moments.

May the work of your hands
be blessed and fruitful,
and leave you the better for that work.

May your brow be soothed
as if by soft breezes
and a pleasing fragrance like that of blooming locusts.

May the sound of your voice
carry with it
some sense of peace and calm.

May those around you
be warmly blessed
by the goodness of your heart.

May others know
that you desire good for them,
that your caring is sincere,

that the nearness of their burdens
weighs upon you
and that you bear that load

with a willing hand
because you understand
that the sharing brings blessing

to all who carry that common weight.
And may the Lord himself
give you strength and grace

that is greater than your day.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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