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The Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice


After the clouds, the sunshine, after the winter, the spring, after the shower, the rainbow, for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life's cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace. -Helen Steiner Rice

This Too Shall Pass

If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-

If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-

If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-

Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains

That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.

-Helen Steiner Rice


Here are a few examples of Helen Steiner Rice poems.

Years ago a friend had an old card. With the poem a childs faith. At the time my sons dad had kidnapped him and hurt me . I also began to get very sick. It seemed that no one around cared. I didnt know that people could be so cruel and not mean what they said. I was alone . My heart was broken and something inside seemed to have been stolen from me and i felt i woud never get it back. ….. and then those words. Those beautiful wonderful words. I did not know who wrote them never spoke with the author but i didnt have to . Because there was someone who had faith and believed and understood what was needed. And i read it over and over and i clung to it and i remembered this prayer and it granted me and reminded me to strive for this always always always. And a few months later all i possesed was stolen and i couldnt find that poem . I found my son . I also found out that being sick was to be something i would feel forever. It was hard and and sometimes i got tired or discouraged , but i believed i had faith and i kept going and i still dont take medication . i refuse to. Because i know my God is bigger . I know that He will help me through and thats all i need to know . Ever. Life is a gift, and i am grateful for it.
For years i looked for that poem and about 3 years ago i finally did an internet search and found it and found all of her writings and read her whole 165 page book to my husband that night. Helen Steiner Rice is amazing and beautiful and my favorite writer because of her faith and because of her understanding and her love. I was 20 then . I am 42 now and life has been a struggle and a blessing and faith in God and knowing that He has been by my side overlooking my faults and blesses me and loves me anyway, because He knows my heart , is an honor . so I strive to give Him back that friendship because He is my best friend . I thank all the authors who ever put on paper a bit of love and grace and faith and beauty for others as i feel that is what its all about. Amazing. Thank you . May we all know His comfort. God Bless