may you live life fully, and unafraid.
may your hopes and dreams guide you
on your journey of salvation.
may you touch the world around you,
knowing that God has placed you here
to fashion a better future
from the present you receive.
may you never lose hope,
even in the darkest of times,
and may you be comforted
knowing that the Good Shepherd
walks with you.
and as you live,
may you hold nothing back,
on the day you reach your eternal home,
you are ready
as a man is ready for sleep
at the end of a good day’s work.