Today I approach your throne with thanksgiving for
a full night's sleep; this morning's sunshine, the songbirds, the
emails wishing me a wonderful day and renewed health, and
for the sweet memory of Johnny's words "I love you, Barb.
I thank thee for the trials of my life, for painful as they were,
and are, they reveal to me my strengths, as well as my
weaknesses; they help me recognize in what areas I need to grow.
Today, I again place my hurts, worries, fears and concerns
into your hands. I do this because they are
to heavy for me- and to painful; and because I know that You are
the God of impossible things; you (many times), created masterpieces
out of the ruins of my life.
You are my Rock, my strength,
the Joy of my heart.
You are my Peace.
Please, Lord, bless this day:
Those facing trials to great for their power:
Those behind prison walls, without friends, family or hope:
Those struggling with addictions:
Those whose children are in trouble:
Those who are struggling to hold tight to their faith:
Those who have lost everything because of natural disasters:
Those suffering because of an unwillingness to forgive:
Those whose marriages are in trouble:
Those who, this very minute, are in the valley of decision,
not sure whether they wish to live-or die:
Those who are lost, afraid, lonely, hungry, sad and friendless.
Let me, I pray, never remain blind, or willingly close my eyes
to the needs and pleas of my sisters and brothers in the world.
Grant me the ability to Love as You love me, to focus on the
good in others- to the best of my ability, rightly represent Christ.
It is in His name I pray. Amen.