From Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul

A Volunteer’s Prayer

O, God,

Today I will be with those who are suffering and frightened, and possibly alone. Some will have no one to talk to today, Lord, but me.

May my arms be strong to give someone a hug, my hands comforting and warm to hold another’s hand, and through my eyes and smile may someone know I care.

But most of all, Lord, give my heart the compassion and understanding that will calm another’s fears, dry a tear, and give strength to face what lies ahead.

I am only one person, Lord, but you and I know one person can and will make a difference in another’s life.

And if I can do that for someone today, when my head lies upon my pillow tonight, and my eyes close, I will be at peace.

Amen and Amen.

Lois Clark Suddath

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