My dearest Jesus, giver of love and life, from the first moment of awakening, I am moved to the realization that it is you who has given me this new day. Lord, help me to be the person you have created me to be. Help me to show others the love you have given to me. Help me to forgive others as you forgiven me. Most of all, let me be your messenger of the faith and hope that we all need to make it in these troubled times. Thank you for all that you give to us as I pray in your holy name. Amen.
Sheila Bennett, Jeffersonville
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