For The Caregivers

Show me how to offer comfort.
Point out Your nesting place,
Feathered against the adversities
That wound those I love.

Show me tolerance,
When I am weary of helping,
And a long dreary day
Stretches toward a restless night.

You place before us life and love;
Show us endurance.
You place before us healing and hope;
Show us persistence.

Reach deep within me, Eternal Strength,
And bring my strength to consciousness.
Pull it around us:
Let it radiate with Your power.
Let it guide our way.

Excerpts from Flames to Heaven: New Psalms for Healing & Praise, by Debbie Perlman, $14. To order, call 800-888-4741.