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A Prayer for Vacation Days

Thy blessing, Lord, on all vacation days.
For weary ones who seek the quiet ways,
Fare forth beyond the thunder of the street,
The marvel of Emmaus Road repeat;
Thy Comradeship so graciously bestow
Their hearts shall burn within them as they go!

Grant those who turn for healing to the sea
May find the faith that once by Galilee
Flamed brighter than the glowing fire of coals.
And when Thou hast refreshed their hungry souls,
Speak the old words again, beside the deep,
Bid all who love Thee, Master, feed Thy sheep.

Be Thou with those who go where mountains rise,
Up where the earth draws nearest to the skies.
Give them the peace, the courage that they ask --
New strength to face the waiting valley task,
New light to lead them along future ways.
Thy blessing, Lord, on all vacation days!

-- Molly Anderson Haley --

Mark 6:31-32 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

Psalm 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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graphics by Mary E. Stephens
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posted: May 2020