Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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! Seems like it is always overcast when I turn off the porch light, but then the sun comes fully up and we have lots of sun and clouds! Our humidity will be lower in the next few days as the temps drop, so that will be nice.

I am getting acquainted with my new shower hose, which was installed by Rick, my handy man, Saturday. If I have it on full blast, the water does not go down the drain fast enough, but if I set it so the flow is lighter, no problem with the drain. I am hoping not to have to call a plumber, because the clogged drain stuff I have used usually works well.  I am so happy I have the new shower because the old hose was leaking water up and over the shower door and landing on the floor, before I taped it. What did we do before duct and adhesive tape?

Rick also repaired the socket in a lamp in the living room. Once again, I am blessed to have people to call on who do so much for me!

Yesterday, after shopping at CVS, I gave in to temptation and ordered a half price milkshake from Steak and Shake, right next door. I took it to the Park and sat with the windows rolled down, slurping on the shake. I could hear a mockingbird singing its little heart out, while the squirrels were on their busy way, scampering up and down and across the road. On the way out, I saw a small brown tortoise, munching on the grass near the parking lot, while a great, blue heron was standing sentinel in the canal. God is good!

My Morning Prayer;

"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,