Here’s a great little poem, short and simple, just aching to find its way to your church bulletin.


by J. Randal Matheny

My name is on the list for prayer,
In my distress and need;
The bulletin made the church aware,
It’s there for all to read.

Pray oft for me, and prayers renew,
Give God my name with care;
How would you have me pray for you,
If yours was listed there?

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The idea for the poem came from a note that secretary Linetta had put in the June 21st edition of the “NLR Observer,” bulletin of the Somers Avenue congregation. She wrote:

Do you take time to pray for those on the prayer list each week? What if your name was listed there?

What do you think?