Prayers For Tough Times

A Balance of Cancer

A loss of health
A gain of a healthy life style

A loss of security
A gain of eternal security

A loss of immortality
A gain of redeemed mortality

A loss of energy
A gain of priorities

A loss of time
A gain of treasured time

A loss of goals
A gain of new knowledge

A loss of friends
A gain of true friends

A loss of family support
A gain of a support group

A loss of dignity
A gain of new self-worth

A loss of privacy
A gain of a deeper inner self

A loss of well-being
A gain of taking care of myself

A loss of involvement
A gain of being alone

Learning to
know me
be me
care for me.

Author unknown
Note: This wisdom writing was found by Chaplain Allen Thyssen in the journal of a cancer patient.