Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Morning Prayer

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

When I stepped outside in the darkness this morning, not a star was showing for the covering of clouds. the wind is still blowing, but not as strong as yesterday. I hear we are due some thunderstorms today along with the wind.

We have been invited to a retirement party for Terry, our friend from Sawgrass , and another super. who is also retiring. If it rains, we won't go, but they are planning for a hundred people at War Veterans' Park. Ribs, chicken, all grilled outdoors! YUM!

We had a doctors' app't yesterday morning, so once again, I missed my walk. The doctor has a cute puppy that he brought in with him on a leash. He wants to train her to be a therapy dog and she will be a good one, I'm sure. He has built a ramp, so she can climb into his bed and sleep with him. He was very happy, because she did her business outside  for the first time. :o)  The doc is a character, but very good.  God is good!

This is a prayer that I pray every morning. I have sent it before, but I still think it is worth repeating.

"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,