Thursday, February 21, 2008

This prayer takes me back

This prayer takes me back to a time in my life when I actually did have a day for laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping. Ironing and mending didn't take up whole days, but certainly there was a time when women did spend their days doing that instead of driving kids around. I think we should all take a moment to honor those women who went before us.

Monday - Wash Day:
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday - Ironing Day:
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday - Mending Day:
God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.

Thursday - Cleaning Day:
Lord, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday - Shopping Day:
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday - Cooking Day:
Help me, my Lord, to brew a big kettle of neighborly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday - The Lord's Day:
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my heart as my honored guest so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in Your presence.
—Author Unknown
"A Little Prayer for Every Day"
New Morning Treasury
This comes fromfaithstreams
along with this first light photo from St.Kitts. Can't wait to see my own first light in St. Kitts.

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