Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for "Others"
Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true,
And know, that all I do for You
Must needs be done for "Others".
And when my work on earth is done,
And my new work in Heavens begun
May I forget the crown I've won,
While thinking still of "Others"
"Others." Lord, yes, "Others!"
Let this my motto be.
Help me to live for others
That I may live for Thee.
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his
life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the
sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed
before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed
that many times along the path of his life there was only one
set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times of his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned
the Lord about it. "Lord, You said that once I decided to
follow You, You'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed
that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only
one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed You
most You would leave me."
The Lord replied, "My son, My
precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your
times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."