Tuesday, December 6, 2011

May it be my prayer...

As I was reading my devotional book, Streams in the Desert 2, this morning, I came across this challenging and beautiful poem. I wanted to share it with you. :)

Lord, help me to live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for OTHERS.

Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true,
And know that all I'd do for you,
Must needs be done for OTHERS.

Let "Self" be crucified and slain,
And buried deep; and all in vain
May efforts be to rise again,
Unless to live for OTHERS.

And when my work on earth is done,
And my new work in Heaven's begun,
May I forget the crown I've won,
While thinking still of OTHERS.

Others, Lord, yes others
Let this my motto be.
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.

{Charles D. Meigs}

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