Monday, December 17, 2007

The Best Prayer

Best Prayer I Have Heard In A Long Time...
 
 
 
 Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in
 
 traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day
 
 and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry
 
 and spend a few precious moments with her children.
 
 
 
 Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man
 
 who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college
 
 student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of
 
 not getting his student loans for next semester.
 
 
 
 Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the
 
 same spot every day is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine
 
 in our worst nightmares .
 
 
 
 Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through
 
 the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this
 
 moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week,
 
 this will be the last year that they go shopping together
 
 

 Heavenly Father , remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give
 
 us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with

 those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to
 
 us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive,
 
 show patience, empathy and love.
 
 
 
 
 
 Working for God on earth doesn't pay much......but His retirement plan
 
 is out of this World.

 

Thank you Nancy for this lovely poem. I wanted to share it with all of you.

Love to all..................CINDY


 

17 comments:

  1. cute poem!
    XO lj

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  2. YOU ARE WELCOME SISSY

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  3. That is beautiful.
    Barbara

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  4. It is lovely and it is a timely reminder during the rush of the season.  Thanks!

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  5. Wow this was really good!
    Pam

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  6. WOW! Now this puts things in perspective.  I sure do miss your frequent and happy posts.  Please come back more with pics and stories of what's going on with you.  

    Nelishia
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/The-Tents-Of-Deborah/
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Crocheted-Creations/

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  7. Beautiful poem Cindy,  Love and Hugs Lisa

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  8. Thanks, Cindy.  That really DOES make you think.  We need to keep things like that in mind when we tend to get impatient with others.  So many times there are reasons for people's actions that we would just never imagine.  Will pass this one on.  Love, LaVern

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  9. Yes it's hard to remember sometimes. Nice. Where you been lately? Busy?
    Hugs, Chrissie

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  10. Thank you Cindy for that lovely prayer. Hope you don't mind I am going to copy it into my book of prayers. Then I can use it when the occasion arrises in church.  Love Sybil xx

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife

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  11. Very good Cindy. I have read this before but it was good reading it again. Helen

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  12. Wonderful and a strong messge to give not just at Christmas but all year around.  Thank you for posting. xxx

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  13. Oh I just LOVE that, I have seen it somewhere before, oh so powerful!
    Your mail is going out today, some goodies in it for you and my girl ;)
    sis

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  14. That was beautiful!
    Missie

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  15. Cindy that was just beautiful ~ Ally x

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  16. What a lovely prayer. I think we should read it every day.  Well I should anyway.!!!
    Thanks for sharing Cindy.
    Carolxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/carolelainedodd/a-quiet-life......i-wish/

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  17. Thank you for sharing...what a lovely prayer.  Have a great day...Hugs,
    Joyce

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