Sunday, July 11, 2010

Compassionate Lord,
Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day,
Vain will be it's gift unless I grow in grace,
increase in knowledge,
open for spiritual harvest.
Let me this day know thee as thou art,
love thee supremely,
serve thee wholly,
admire thee fully,
Through grace let my will respond to thee,
Knowing that power to obey is not in me, but
that thy free love alone enables me to serve thee.
Here then is my empty heart,
overflow it with thy choicest gifts;
Here is my blind understanding,
chase away its mists of ignorance.
O ever watchful Shepherd,
lead, guide, tend me this day...

1 comment:

annette said...

Praying for you this morning, Karen. I imagine you'll be "farming" and reading for a few days. I pray you can relax free of pain and heal. Take the time if you can to be still. Your healing will go so much faster. Today is my 3 month check from surgery, and I realize the last 2 months have been non-stop. Not the best plan in hindsight for restored health. So, I know better how to pray for you, in knowing how much a mom's job makes her keep going when God is saying slow down. Praying for you this hour. Love, Annette