Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

When I stepped out in the cool air this morning, the football shaped moon was beaming brightly in the cloudless sky and birds were already singing. It promises to be another lovely day!

Right in our own neighborhood yesterday, I watched two pelicans splash down in the lake near here and dive after their dinner, then a hawk took off swooping across the lake! This is the time of year for mating and nesting and that seems to be true of gators, also. I saw the story of the 8 and a half foot gator that broke through a screen and made himself at home in the kitchen of a lady's condo. Guess he was looking for gator bait!!

We saw a beautiful great white heron glide gracefully over to a lake at the park and many squirrels were happily digging for acorns in the grass. God is good!

This is a repeat of My Morning Prayer that a friend gave me years ago:

"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 will 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,