Off The Shelf

by Carol Elizabeth Owens

Prayer, hope and faith
     deserve so much more
than placement on a shelf
     to be left there stored,
Instead let us hold them
     closer to our hearts
and embrace them tightly
     as each new day starts,
And let us also share them
     with others we greet
whether it's in the home
     or on the street,
To prayer, hope and faith
     let us also add love
which is showered upon us
     from the Lord God above,
May we be ever renewed
     by presence of the Holy Spirit
so that when the Lord's voice calls
     we can truly hear it,
And let us always be mindful
     of Jesus, the Christ
by whom each of our souls
     is saved through God's sacrifice,
So with faith and hope 
     love and prayer
may we each truly know
     God's grace and care,
Let us release these joys
     from storage on a shelf
and distribute them as freely
     as God gives of Himself.

Off The Shelf by Carol Elizabeth Owens

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