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Theresa Leone Ray
   Born: 1 Feb 1901  at: High Springs, Florida 

Friend of the friendless
 
With my heart broken today
 
As I kneel at the break of dawn to pray
 
Spirit of God, please touch this broken heart
 
So I will know thou art kneeling by my side
 
Friend of the friendless, Thy art my first love
 
And as I look up and see your beautiful sky
 
With the stars shining and the moon so high
 
I promise dear loving Friend
 
I will never leave thee
 
Thank you for being a friend to me.


An Orphan's Prayer
 
I was left an orphan many years ago
 
And hard work I always had to do
 
God took my mother when I was six you see
 
And my father died when I was only three
 
My aunt moved in after my mother passed away
 
I did not have a mother to teach me how to pray
 
And I could not go to Sunday school as it was too far away
 
But I had a faint remembrance of hearing my mother say
 
When she was so very sick and on the bed she lay
 
She opened her eyes and looked up at the ceiling in the room
 
And said, "Dear God, help me, and take me home!"
 
And when I looked at her, she was still as could be,
 
And I knew then that she had fallen to sleep
 
But this sleep seemed to have never ended you see
 
Because they came and took her away from me
 
One day I went back to the room, where my mother once lay
 
And got on my knees to learn how to pray
 
I looked at the ceiling which seemed so very high
 
And said, "Dear God, please look down at me, and please dear God,
 
Won't you teach me to pray? And please dear God, move the churches closer to me."
 
This little prayer was answered and I am so thankful today.
 
For that little church was built so close to me.
 
I secured employment, which failed to make me happy.
 
So I realized that my work must be to teach others to pray,
 
I am so very happy in an orphan's home today. 
 
Taking the place of a mother teaching orphans how to pray.
 
 
 
 

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