Before me is a day-
just one 24 hour period of time
awaiting my participation…
I ask you to allow it to unfold as you will.
I pray this day be marked
by your presence,
and my confidence and trust
in your grace, truth and faithfulness.
Fill me with your heaven,
let me overflow with your peace,
that peace that confounds those who
have yet to know it.
May they know it.
As you long for it to be known.
For you alone are the giver of peace.
May your beauty permeate my being,
may the rose bloom long
into the night- may the lingering scent
cause a longing for
just beyond eyesight.
Let me never forget that you are
an open invitation to
love and mercy.
You are Love that longs to be shared-
not stifled, hidden or withheld-from
enemies, friends and strangers.
May I give freely as I have received-
Oh, how you have lavished Love and Mercy on me!
Lord, though the days are dark,
You stand at Eternity’s doorway, a
Light for nations, a
Lamp of Hope, a
Pillar of Peace-
interceding for all –
You extend your hand,
even for the one
who curses your name.
Even those who reject and revile you…
in their unknowing.
Keep my eyes focused upward,
My hands to the heavenly plow
and my feet prepared for the work
that ushers in joy.
Let every moment today
be my prayer,
each breath a reminder
you are near-
May your presence keep me
every earthly fear.