Wednesday, July 11, 2007

a Prayer

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside early this morning, the moon was just a sliver of a crescent in the east, but still shining brilliantly.

It is getting entirely too warm to walk, even early in the morning... makes me want to lie in the water all day like Mama gator!

We drove through the park yesterday, looking at the peacocks on the way in, and stopped to talk with Terry, who is getting ready to travel to Michigan on vacation. He likes to work in the fields, harvesting, but this time the harvest in already in.

I was reading my Morning Prayer as I do every morning, and even though I have sent it before, I felt strongly that I should send it again:

"Oh, God, for another day, for another morning, for another hour, for another minute, for another chance to live and serve Thee, I am truly grateful."

Do Thou this day free me
from all fear of the future
from all bitterness toward anyone,
From all cowardice in face of danger
from all laziness in face of work,
from all failure before opportunity
from all weakness when Thy power is
at hand.

But fill me
with love that knows no barrier
with Sympathy that reaches all.
with Courage that cannot be shaken
with Faith strong enough for darkness
with Strength sufficient for my tasks
with Loyalty to Thy Kingdom Goal,
with Power to lift me to Thee.

Be Thou with me for another day and use me as Thou wilt for Christ's sake, I pray.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,