Long ago a stranger did say,
“May we hold hands and quickly pray?
May the last thing you remember of me
Be a prayer we prayed for your family.”
I never forgot her kindness and deed.
That she prayed for a stranger in her need.
I thought of her words so often since then –
Try to apply them every now and then.
Just last week I said to my friend,
“May I hold your hand here at your end?”
We prayed as we spoke our last words that day.
“Lord, help me remember and teach me to pray!”
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
(Pictures and poem, Heidi Viars, 2016)
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