Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This is Another Day

This is another day, O Lord.


I know not what it will bring forth,

but make me ready, Lord,

for whatever it may be.


If I am to stand up,

help me to stand bravely.


If I am to sit still,

help me to sit quietly.


If I am to lie low,

help me to do it patiently.


And if I am to do nothing,

help me to do it gallantly.


Make these words more than words,

and give me the Spirit of Jesus.


Amen.


~ Book of Common Prayer, p. 461

2 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you for a beautiful heartfelt prayer to order our heart toward the day.

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

Dear Tricia,

A friend who lost her husband last May just posted this on her Caring Bridge page:

"As I was thinking of all my friends who are going through so much and praying, God had this song come on the radio. The words are just what ministers right now.


God of My Everything
By Bebo Norman

Oh God of Heaven come and hem me in
Gather the pieces that are broken
Show me the wonder of You again Oh God of Heaven

God of my hope, God of my need
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
God of my strength, God who has always and will forever reign
God of my everything

In all creation You call my name
In all the beauty that this world displays
Still I’m the one for whom Your heart aches

In all creation
God of my hope, God of my need
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
God of my strength, God who has always and will forever reign
God of my everything

And when the mountains shake
You are my God, You never change
And when the earth gives way
You are still God, You never change