As I was re-reading this passage from the first chapter of Joshua, it seemed to reflect the essence of Miss Clara’s prayer:
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.-Joshua 1:7-9
God, I pray that your faithful will be strong and courageous, that we will love others as you love us. I pray we will meditate on your word and be careful to live by it as you lead us by your Holy Spirit. Bless us to be blessings to others and help us to know that you are with us wherever we may go! AMEN!