A day of rest to muse upon your place before your God, Where you have fallen short and where you’ve gone back on your word, The many blessings you’ve received you clearly don’t deserve That fill your heart with gratitude and new desire to serve.
Appreciate the love he shows so far beyond our own, Recall the recent struggles through which your soul has grown, Look back upon the path you’ve trod, the progress you have made, Broaden your horizons to see those that you can aid,
Realign your compass if you see you’ve gone astray, Deal with a nagging problem that has worsened every day, Take the time to reconnect with loved ones you’ve ignored, Put an end to enmities your soul cannot afford,
Gain the wisdom others had to pay a high price for, Make connections that had never come to mind before, Free yourself to concentrate, to learn, to grow, to soar, And look towards the One we rightly worship and adore.
True fortitude has always been the strength to feed your family, To survive when all around are giving up on life; Facing trials as they come with one eye on eternity, Despite your pain and troubles, staying faithful to your wife,
Staying grateful when the hard days come and stretch out into weeks or months, Knowing that the things you have are more than you have lost; Not giving in to promises of easy wealth and influence, Taking time before you sign to truly count the cost;
The strength to listen to a friend, Admit what you don’t know, Seek the truth together In a way that you both grow;
Tell the truth when it still hurts And gaze at your own flaws; Revive a habit left inert That points to higher laws;
Clarify a vague unease To see what can be done To stop a creeping vile disease Before its course has run;
Rectify a thoughtless act, Redeem a broken soul; Lead them back into the light With fresh and healthy goals;
Laugh at unfounded, nagging fears That held your heart in chains When their true nature has appeared And you can breathe again.
Stand strong against each foe and woe, Defend the light you’ve grown; Be more than just an outward show, And know you’re not alone.