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November 26

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: He is gracious, and merciful, and righteous. — Ps 112:4

I’d like a way
To change the clouds that bring us sorrow,
And build to-day a bright to-morrow;
To banish cares that tarry long,
And have the days like the blue-bird’s song—
I’d like a way.

I’ll find a way—
I’ll set sail when the breeze is high,
And calmly drift when pleasure’s nigh;
I’ll steer a course afar from tears,
And take in joy the coming years—
I’ll find a way.

I’ve lost the way!
Out through the gloom a beam of light
Looks like a purpose looming bright!
Up with the sail! I’ll out to sea
And bring that purpose back with me,
Or go its way.
— M.B.S.


My Father, I pray that I may not through indifference wander without a purpose, or through discouragement stumble through the darkness. May I be drawn to the light by the vision of hopeful and useful days. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - November 26

Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.

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