Thirty seven years ago my sister in law sent me a birthday card. I remember that card in full detail because it had a prayer on it written by Helen Steiner Rice. I memorized the prayer and have said it every morning since. It goes like this:
Good morning, Lord
You are ushering in another day
Untouched and freshly new.
And here I come to ask you. Lord, if
You'd renew me, too.
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday,
And take my hand and hold it tight,
For I can't walk alone.
This little prayer served me as a quick reminder of my need to depend on Him as small children called out my name early in the morning from a crib. Or a disagreement rose up from two toddlers well before the sun could cast a shadow on the gardens.
Today this prayer has a renewed meaning for me that spans society and the globe. I can picture the feelings of confusion, instability, and fear dissipating throughout the civilized world if this prayer were said each morning by every person, whether they believed in it's words or not. What harm would it do? There would be no ill effects from the practice, but there would be so many blessings from these few spoken words.
I'm not a very political person and quite frankly don't understand politics that well. What I do see is the social battles we are experiencing are not battles between men, but rather battles between powers and principalities, unseen to us. The atmosphere of confusion is being used to provoke people to carry out actions that they normally wouldn't commit.
My request this morning is that my dear readers think about this post. Reflect on it and see if this is something you'd like to participate in. I'll make a promise. Every little prayer reaches heaven. We can make a difference.
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