A Prayer of Thanks For Barbara

Author: Linda Barnes, Social Worker

Father God, we thank you for the life and legacy of Barbara Ann Davis-Blackwell. Thank you for allowing her to spending time with us at Capuchin Community Services’ House of Peace site. Her compassion for people and her desire to empower them will live. The memory of her laugh, her smile, her gift of hospitality, cherries from her tree, and that sweet potato pie, all of which was freely shared, will never be forgotten. We remember the tips given to our guests (those we serve) regarding healthy food preparation. We remember how she would always address our guests by name, reminding them of their significance. We remember and thank you Lord, for her sense of humor! We thank you for all of the wisdom that she imparted to all of us. Now that she is gone, help us to remember all of the lessons that she was sent here to teach us. It is in Jesus name we pray. AMEN!