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A GoatKeepers Prayer

I thank you Lord for giving me a simple lot in life
Born a farmer's daughter and became a laborer's wife.
I don't socialize and visit as my neighbors do, but when
I'm caring for my herd Lord, I feel closest to you.
I've spent nights in the stable till nearing mornings light,
Caring for a pregnant doe, just trying to calm her fright.
I've delivered her baby kids, and placed them by her side.
These simple things Lord, have given me a sense of pride.
So when you call me home, Lord, to be with Papaw and you,
I wonder if you'd have a little herd that needs some tending to?
I don't need a lot of riches like silver and gold,
Just a lot of little kids to tend and hold.
Oh, listen to me Lord, trying to tell you what to do....
You created me so no one knows me as well as you.
So whatever you have in mind for me will be just fine.
I'll say goodnight now and ask you Lord to keep an eye
on me and mine.

By Irma Brown
Bellville Acres Dairy Goats

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
and look well to thy herds. For riches are not forever:
and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself,
and the herbs of the mountains are gathered.
The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats
are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough
for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the
maintenance for thy maidens.

Proverbs 27 : 23-27 KJV

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