Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Persion Prayer

All that we ough to have thought, and have not thought,
All that we ought to have said, and have not said,
All that we ought to have done, and have not done;

All that we ought not to have thought, and yet have though,
All that we ought not to have spoken, and yet have spoken,
All that we ought not to have done, and yet have done;

For thoughts, words, and works, pray we, O God, for forgiveness.

~A Persian Prayer

Indeed, this very much applies to my day today.  While I've been biting my tongue, my thoughts have not been kind, and God knows my intentions even though I don't say them out loud. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Words from Mother Teresa

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 their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give peace and joy.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------More wise words from that Little Book of Prayers.  Of course, you really cannot go wrong with Mother Teresa either.  If ever there was someone who's presense I long to be in, it would be her.  And Ella Fitzgerald.  But Mother Teresa first. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lead Me

Preciouis Lord, take my hand.
Lead me on. Let me stand.
I am tired. I am weak. I am worn.
Through the storm,
Through the night,
Lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord,
And lead me home.

~African-American Spiritual

Lord only knows how I need to be led sometimes.... this is a prayer from my little book, and I love it - I have it flagged - it makes me want to sing, to arrange it, write the parts, and have the choir singing it at church on Sundays!  I know it says it's a spiritual, it might already have the parts all figured out... I just let it be my heart song, right now, because the melody I want to use is just barely out of reach- I can almost hear it, but not quite....

Does that make any sense?  Sometimes God doesn't have to make sense.  He knows my intentions, knows the joy and jubilation this little prayer brings me, and He delights in it.  And making Him happy makes me happy.