Wednesday, December 28, 2016
You know my thoughts
before I do.
You knit together the threads of my being
my mortal, mental mechanisms,
my brain waves, my tongue.
You know my life experiences,
the joys and hurts that have molded me.
You know what makes me work,
what operates my actions and reactions,
my failings, my moods.
You know my strengths,
my weaknesses, my flaws.
Be with me as I interact with others.
Keep me focused on what I myself am doing,
not on what others do.
Let my thoughts be positive and constructive,
not negative and destructive.
Stop me from diving into the shallow pond of self-pity.
Let me dignify the concerns of others.
Remind me that I swim in a huge sea of humanity
in which I must discern the needs of others
if I am going to live harmoniously with them.
Remind me that I must love others
who share this ocean with me
if we are all going to find peace and joy
instead of doubt and fear.
Show me how to find the safe havens, the buoys.
Show me how to know when I am in danger
and lead me back to You.
Let me be Your arms and legs as I swim
to the shore of Your eternal kingdom.
Let me always pray that I do all things
in accordance with Your Will,
not mine, Lord.
Let me bring honor and glory to Your name.
Amen and amen. In Jesus' name.