Lind: Where help is always available

In today's "Neighbors" column, Bob shares a reader's poem for the era of the coronavirus.

Bob Lind
Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist. The Forum

The coronavirus just doesn’t go away.

Well, a poem Jim Hebert, Fargo, wrote and sent to “Neighbors,” tells where help is available.

Here is Jim’s poem:

“The Doctor Divine”


Heavenly Father, I come before You

Today in need of hope.

These are times when I feel weak,

Times that I feel I can’t cope.

I need hope for a better future,

Hope for a better life,


I pray for love and kindness,

And an end to sadness and strife.

The sky is at its darkness,

Just before the dawn.

I trust this is Your will, God,

Yet everything seems gone!?


I really need Your light, Lord,

In the days ahead.

It is all according to Your will,

Otherwise, I’m dead!

I want to go on living,

I ask for your mercy now;

I pray an end to coronavirus,


In Jesus’ name — somehow!

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