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A Prayer for Those Who Live Alone

I live alone, dear Lord, Stay by my side.
In all my daily needs, be Thou my guide.
Grant me good health, For that indeed, I pray,
To carry on my work from day to day.
Keep pure my mind, my thoughts, my every deed,
Let me be kind, unselfish, in my neighbours need,
Spare me from fire, from flood, malicious tongues,
From thieves, from fear, and evil ones.
If sickness or an accident befall, then humbly, Lord, I pray,
Hear, Thou my call and when I’m feeling low, or in despair,
Lift up my heart, and help me in my prayer.
I live alone, dear Lord, Yet have no fear,
Because I feel Your Presence ever near.

The Cross in My Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket, a simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian, no matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic, nor is it a good luck charm
It isn’t meant to protect me from every physical harm.

It’s not for identification for all the world to see,
It’s simply an understanding between my Saviour and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket to bring out a coin or key
The cross is there to remind me of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me, too, to be thankful for my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better in all that I do and say.
It’s also a daily reminder of the peace and comfort I share
with all who know my Master and give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life if only I’ll let Him be.