Friday, July 3, 2009

A Prayer

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! Happy EVE of the Fourth of July! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Just as I finished writing about the sun shining yesterday morning, the clouds opened up and it poured again for most of the day! But today it looks like no rain, and the heat will be back, but the beaches will be crowded and people will be having picnics to celebrate the 4th ! God is good!

When I was driving into the park yesterday, I stopped to help a small determined turtle cross the road, but he didn't need my help. Before I could get out of the car, he was walking with turtle speed for the other side and made it! The water in the canal was even with the weir crossing and the muddy water was flowing freely. It has been good for the parks to get all the rain.

From Hymns For the Family of God:

Make Us Worthy, Lord

Make us worthy, Lord,
to serve our fellow men throughout the world
who live and die in poverty and hunger.

Give them, through our hands, this day
our daily bread, and by our understanding love give Peace and Joy.

Lord, make a channel of Thy peace,
that where there is hatred I may bring love,
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony,
that where there is despair, I may bring hope.
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand than to be understood;
to love than to be loved;
for it is by forgetting self that one finds;it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.

-Mother Teresa (also St. Francis of Assisi)

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

Love and hugs,