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From the translator’s journal ~Prayer for those living alone~

I received a prayer card from my friend. It is for those living alone.

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I live alone, dear Lord, stay by my side.

In all my daily needs, be Thou my Guide.

Grant me good health, for that I pray.

To carry on my work from day to day.

Keep pure my thoughts, my every deed,
let me be kind and unselfish in my
neighbor’s needs.

Spare me from fire, from flood, malicious
tongues, from thieves, from fear, and
evil ones.

If sickness or an accident befall me, then
humbly, Lord, I pray, hear Thou my call.

And when I am feeling low or in despair,
lift up my heart and help me in prayer.

I live alone, dear Lord, yet have no fear,
because I feel Your presence ever near.
  (Franciscan Mission Association)