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Forgive me Father for my sins.

Teach me a Christ-centered joy.

Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus wins.

Help me love my enemies who annoy.

Every day is Thanksgiving Day.

Father God provides the time

to rest, to take nourishment, to say,

"Jesus is a friend" in any clime.

Heaven is like Christmas Day -

Giving gifts and cards in happiness -

Worshipping God to the journey home.

May we walk in love together, I pray.

I've made mistakes, I confess.

Let me keep faith near sand and sea foam.

Kiefer writes from Cape May.