Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Mid-Morning Prayer

At this mid-morning hour when I am pulled in many directions, give me grace to stop and breathe, to draw strength as I breathe in, letting the tensions go as I breathe out.

Give me wisdom to take one thing at a time in order of priority, to express my gratitude for the ability to do my tasks, then proceed to carry them out intentionally.

May I be inspired to do my best in all my undertakings this day, doing all for Your glory, as even the most menial jobs have purpose and can be done with a grateful heart.

May I remember that I am loved and cherished as a beloved daughter of the King, and may I be filled with hope and love to share with those around me.

So many times I fail using angry sounding words that can hurt and cause an atmosphere of tension or sadness. Forgive me. May I be gracious and willing to apologize.

May you fill me anew with Your lovingkindness so that it overflows into all my thoughts and actions and interactions with others.

Thank you for giving me Your Word to teach me how to live, Your Spirit to give me strength and grace, Your love to hold me close.

Thank you for the gifts and abilities you have given me - writing, speaking, creating art, taking photographs. May I have courage to use them to bring hope and encouragement to others, pointing them to You.

May I be a good listener, not trying to fix things, but to empathize with those you bring my way, and wisdom to know when to speak and when to be quiet.

May I praise you with my whole body, soul and spirit showing my gratitude for Your blessings which include fresh air to breathe, food to eat and shelter for me and my family.

Thank You for the grace and mercy you show to me every day in granting me life. This day and every day I want my life to encourage others pointing them to the only wise God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I am linking this up with Lisha Epperson and the inspiring #givemegrace community.

This is my second prayer written for the hour of Terce, which is mid-morning. Again, I am using prompts from Jamie Bagley's e-course, A Heart of Prayer: Book of Hours.

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