The purpose of this blog is to share some of my prayers and thoughts about God and life. I am certainly no expert on any of these topics; I am a pilgrim passing through, absorbing what truths I can, trying to be the person God wants me to be. I hope you will hold my hand and walk beside me as I go.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Joy comes in the Morning.
Lord God, Creator of all living things, Redeemer of mankind,
I thank You for all the gracious blessings you have bestowed
upon me and my
family this day.
I thank You for answered prayers, for knowing what is best
when we ourselves
I thank you for doing all things in accordance with Your
even when we
think we know what is best for ourselves,
when we don’t
have patience to keep trusting and waiting on You.
I thank You for being in control of our lives, for lifting
our hearts up in joy.
I praise You, Lord, for Your goodness, Your mercy, Your
kindnesses, Your love for me, unworthy
sinner that I am.
Lord, help me realize that I don’t have to be the leader all
Teach me to relax and to let others be in charge of
Convince me that I need to be a cheerleader for others;
Help me to train others to take my place.
When others do things differently from the way I do,
let me react
with positive words and praise.
Don’t let me be a nitpicker who purposely hurts feelings.
Let me build others up with favorable, helpful words.
Thank You for the glory of this day and for the joy of being
Lord, You heard our prayers throughout the long night,