Monday, April 8, 2013
Too Busy Being Busy
Father, forgive me.
I was too tired to listen to that child
who needed to talk to me today.
I was too busy with trifles
to listen to her.
I have been so caught up in worldly things
that I have not ministered to Your lambs.
I need your help in remembering
that problems are large to the young,
(and often to the old!)
Help me to be a willing listener, Lord,
even at the end of a trying school day.
Help me to recognize a young girl’s cry for help
and give me the wisdom to say
Just the right thing to make her feel
more confident, more important
more at peace with herself.
As for me,
Lord, constantly remind me to go to You
before taking on the problems of the world by myself.