Dear Lord,
Thank you for this day.
Hold my hand and give me courage
to carry the cross You have chosen for me.
Let me never complain.
Let me smile and give strength
to my family and friends
and to all I come in contact with.

I accept what I have and will not ask, "Why me?"
I will fight until You take me
because it is my belief that I was made
to serve You on earth - and death is my final reward.

my daily prayer - betty mcelwee - 1984