LONELY HEARTS CLUB
When we were kids, you could scan
any movie magazine, and near the back
there would be several advertisements
encouraging those with pining hearts
to write in and join a lonely hearts club.
Now, it's been awhile since we perused
a movie magazine (after all, we now have
a wife and four kids. They, the magazines,
not the wife and kids, have lost their
But we have lived long enough to realize
that the world is filled with lonely people
with lonely hearts.
A prayer for lonely hearts...
Heavenly Father, bless those whose hearts
are lonely this day. Fill their hearts with your
love and compassion.
To the weeping and the widows, attend their day.
Give solace to the misunderstood, and peace
to every troubled heart who reads this prayer,
this day. In Jesus' name, Amen.
(Written on August 10,1978 #511)