Dear God, I am grateful for the friends who participate in both my joys and sorrows. My discouragement is never so overwhelming when my friends help me carry it, and I find meaning even in my life’s greatest sorrows. Laughter shared is twice as hilarious, and I take the deepest satisfaction in my life’s blessings when I share them with my friends. Thank you for giving us the ability to communicate our feelings to one another. Thank you for sending your spirit to us through our friends. In Jesus’ sweet name. Amen.
-- Johnnie Mae Holland
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