Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Prayer for the Coming Week

Father, I know that all my life is portioned out for me.
The changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see.
I ask thee for a present mind, intent on pleasing thee.

I would not have the restless will that hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do, or secret thing to know.
I would be treated as a child, and guided where I go.

I ask thee for the daily strength, to none that ask denied,
A mind to blend with outward life, while keeping at thy side.
Content to fill a little space, if thou be glorified.

In service which thy will appoints there are no bonds for me;
My secret heart is taught the truth that makes thy children free;
A life of self-renouncing love is one of liberty.

~ Anna L. Waring

1 comment:

  1. That if one of my all time favorite hymns! The words never fail to refocus my view of life and ask the Lord for his grace for today. Thanks for the reminder!