Thursday, April 28, 2005

JUST FOR TODAY

Two or three years ago I was sifting through the religion section of the local used book store and came across a couple of "offices" (prayer manuals) from a small religious community in Northumbria in England. They are a loosely affliated group that emphasizes the Celtic strain of Christian practice. With all the emphasis and controversy over things that may happen fifteen or twenty years down the road, I've found this really speaks to me.

This is the profession of faith from the set of prayers for the evening.

Lord, You have always given
Bread for the coming day,
And though I am poor,
    Today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
Strength for the coming day,
And though I am weak,    
   Today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
Peace for the coming day.
And though of anxious heart,
   Today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept
Me safe in trials,
And now, tried as I am,
    Today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked
The road for the coming day,
And though it may be hidden,
    Today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened
This darkness of mine,
And though the night is here,
    Today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken
When time was ripe,
And though You be silent now,
    Today I believe.

Yes, it's only wise to plan for tomorrow and the day after and the day after that. But, sometimes when the going gets tough, just getting through one day at a time can be a triumph.

So, good luck for the morrow. May you get through the day in peace and be blessed with a little joy.

Blessed be

5 comments:

lisaram1955 said...

Thank you.  And the same to you!  Lisa  :-]

sistercdr said...

Jackie, you always find the most touching and inspiring prayers.  I cannot tell you how many times your journal has touched and lifted me with these gems when I've needed it. ~ Cyn

cw2smom said...

Thanks for sharing that great simple prayer.  Lisa

krobbie67 said...

A wonderful prayer and blessing. :-)---Robbie

hestiahomeschool said...

What an expression of trust...