The Praying Hands

The "Praying Hands" are much, much more
than just a work of art,
They are the "soul's creations"
of a deeply thankful heart

They are a Priceless Masterpiece
that love alone could paint,
And they reveal the selflessness
of an unheralded saint

These hands so scarred and toil worn,
tell the story of a man
Who sacrificed his talent
in accordance with God's Plan

For in God's Plan are many things
man cannot understand,
But we must trust God's judgment
and be guided by His Hand

Sometime He asks us to give up
our dreams of happiness,
Sometimes we must forego our hopes
of fortune and success

Not all of us can triumph
or rise to heights of fame,
And many times what should be ours,
goes to another name

But he who makes a sacrifice,
so another may succeed,
Is indeed a true disciple
of our blessed Savior's creed

For when we "give ourselves away"
in sacrifice and love,
We are "laying up rich treasures"
in God's kingdom up above

And hidden in gnarled, toil worn hands
in the truest Art of Living,
Achieved alone by those who've learned
the "Victory of Giving"

For any sacrifice on earth,
made in the dear Lord's name
Assures the giver of a place
in Heaven's Hall of Fame

And who can say with certainty
where the greatest talent lies,
Or who will be the greatest
In Our Heavenly Father's Eyes!

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