Prayers like paper lanterns

Don’t let the horrors of the world fool you.

No matter how powerless you feel,

there is always something you can do to help.

Just light up your best intentions from deep within your heart,

and send prayers into the sky like paper lanterns.

Your faith will rise up like a guiding star for others;

Your hope will float like a beacon of strength;

And your love will by transported by Divine winds

into the hands of whoever most desperately needs it.

Even when your soulful pleas drift out so far into the horizon

that you can’t perceive their ethereal answer,

I want you to know

your prayers were, are and always will be -the light-

in the dark sky of this world…

God needs every one of them to do His work.

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