A Prayer

      Christmas Eve… The anticipation, the celebration, the jubilation, the gathering of family and friends! That, is what it is supposed to be all about. But, there are those, who  for a variety of reasons cannot or will not be home with us tonight exchanging gifts and good cheer. But regardless of the circumstance, they will be missed. And as we experience the joy of the moment, surrounded by love, we pray for the lonesome tonight! 



Merry Christmas

A Missing Stocking


There is nothing,

quite as lonely,

as being,

just you only,

alone, all by yourself,

on Christmas Eve.


When, friends and family,

gather near,

and but one,

does not appear,

an emptiness pervades,

I do believe.


So, whether it be,

choice or chance,

that finds you,

in that circumstance,

I, will say a prayer,

for your reprieve.


 Jack Downing

Dec. 2010

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to A Prayer

  1. Michael says:

    Hi Jack, It’s wonderful to be able to visit your site again. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my friend. Regards. !!!

    • It is indeed a pleasure to hear from you again Michael, I trust all is betterfor you now and your recovery is nearing completion. God Bless, and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Andof course my wish forthe happiest of New Years as well.


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