Amy Grant – Mary Did You Know with Reba McEntire & Vince Gill

Reba et al leaves no doubt about what this Holy Day is all about. May you all be blessed. — jtl, 419

A Cowboy Christmas Prayer

by S. Omar Barker

I ain’t much good at prayin’, and You may not know me, Lord–
I ain’t much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word,

But You may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A-lookin’ after cattle, feelin’ thankful when it rains,

Admirin’ Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of Thy kind Spirit in the way it comes to pass

That hired men on horseback and the livestock that we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we’ve got a Friend.

So here’s ol’ Christmas comin’ on, remindin’ us again
Of Him whose comin’ brought goodwill into the hearts of men

A cowboy ain’t no preacher, Lord, but if You’ll hear my prayer,
I’ll ask as good as we have got for all men everywhere.

Don’t let no hearts be bitter, Lord; don’t let no child be cold.
Make easy beds for them that’s sick, and them that’s weak and old.

Let kindness bless the trail we ride, no matter what we’re after,
And sorta keep us on Your side, in tears as well as laughter.

I’ve seen old cows a-starvin’, and it ain’t no pretty sight:
Please don’t leave no one hungry, Lord, On Thy good Christmas night—

No man, no child, no woman, and no critter on four feet–
I’ll aim to do my best to help You find ’em chuck to eat.

I’m just a sinful cowpoke, Lord,–ain’t got no business prayin’–
But still I hope You’ll ketch a word or two of what I’m a-sayin’:

We speak of Merry Christmas, Lord–I reckon You’ll agree
There ain’t no Merry Christmas for nobody that ain’t free.

So one thing more I’ll ask You, Lord: just help us what You can
To save some seeds of freedom for the future sons of man!

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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