Good God ... It's Morning! No! Good Morning God!
8 February 2017 | General Interest
All depends on prayer. Begin with it and end with it.
Mary MacKillop 1980
I don't know about you, but I find it really hard to pray in the morning. All I can manage is a 'Yes!' - even though there will be times later during the day when it will be a 'Yes, but?'
As I lie in bed at night I think of what I really enjoyed and valued that day ...
Today God has been so good to me MMK 1874)
That becomes my 'thank you'. '
Gratitude is the memory of the heart (MMK 1907)
It comes from deep within ...
Our good God sees the heart (MMK1871)
It can cover moments of love across a great range of people, but always begins with those who are nearest and dearest.
- Where did I bring love into the lives of all I met today?
The challenge is life-long, but I must face it one day at a time. By the time I've looked back at the day, I am almost asleep, relaxing with a God who understands.
I know Mary MacKillop is right from my own experience. My day would be very different without prayer.
- How do you go about it?
Lord, teach us to pray! (Luke 11:1)
This extract from 'The Little Brown Book’ (pp62-3) has been used with the kind permission of the authors, Sue and Leo Kane.