Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Morning Prayer

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! So again we have a sunshiny day with a slight breeze blowing. Summer is definitely here, and "the livin' is easy.".. reminds me of a song:). 

For some reason, yesterday, since I woke up about 3 AM and could not get back to sleep, I stayed up from 5 AM and felt pretty good until afternoon, when the slump came on. So I decided to take a nap, and fortunately, was not interrupted by a phone call. Felt pretty good after that. I was able to sleep well last night to make up for the lack the previous night. But, yesterday, I emptied the dryer of towels, and took a walk around the house to see just how much work my new lawn guy will have to do to get things cleaned up. I had mentioned to him that I needed to call the tree trimmers that I use, and he said that they also trim trees, so maybe I won't have to call anyone else..

I also vacuumed yesterday, because of all the people that have been in and out, working on the P.C. Always something going on. I drove to the park in the afternoon and saw two anhingas with wings spread drying out at the weir, saw a van stop at the gates to the weir and a father with two little ones got out and went around the fence that says in big letters, "No Trespassing" and walked across the weir. Good example, Dad! 

I drove on down to the circle and saw a few people out enjoying the beautiful, but hot day. I had to wait for three squirrels to get through chasing each other in the middle of the street, and looked at the canal still full of growth. All was quiet and peaceful...God is good!

The following is a prayer I have printed before. I read it every day as a reminder to myself:

"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,