Monday, November 24, 2008

Answered Prayer

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the bright, cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the sky was dark, but brilliant with stars, large and small. God is Awesome!

I saw a group? flock? gathering of woodstorks at the lake near us yesterday; all looking very somber with heads down and not moving. For some reason woodstorks never look happy. I don't even know what kind of call they have. I also saw a fat gator sunning at the park and anhingas with spread wings in several places.

We had a busy weekend, even though I didn't feel too perky. A great evening with friends, with a surprise celebration for our 60th anniversary, and then church Sunday and chili supper at church in the evening. God is good!!

This prayer is from the hymnal "Hymns For the Family of God."

I asked God for strength,
that I might achieve,
I was made weak.
that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health,
that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity,
that I might do better things.

I asked for riches,
that I might be happy,
I was given weakness,
that I might be wise.

I asked for power,
that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness
that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things,
that I might enjoy life,
I was given life,
that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for -
but everything I had hoped for;
Almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.

Unknown Confederate Soldier

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

Love and hugs,