How often, Lord, I wish to stretch across the miles
and touch loved ones far away or be whisked
on an angel’s wings to their very side.
Be with them in all they do.
When their hearts grow lonely and homesick
and when they long to see and hold their loved ones,
touch them, Lord, with the touch of your presence.
Hold them in your embrace, help them feel better,
knowing that in your love we are all close together.
— By a Columban Missionary