Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Slow me down Lord.

I found this today while searching the internet.  The writer is given credit at the end.  The prayer spoke to me, and there is no way I could pass it up for posting here on a prayer blog.

 “I am resting in your arms, Lord Jesus. You are my shield and protection. Only you know the outcome of my life. Please forgive me for the times when I have not been obedient to you. I know that you forgive me because you see my heart.

“May my heart and soul always find rest in you. Restore my body and soul as I continue doing the work you have planned for me. Though my body is sometimes weak, I can call on you anytime to refresh me. Everything around me is hectic, but with you, there is joy and peace.

“I thank you for the peace that comes only from knowing you. May others get to experience your peace in their lives.

“I am resting in you, O Lord, my savior and deliverer.”

The prayer is excerpted from "Shaped by Fait" by Theresa Rowe.

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Slow me down, Lord. Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.... Teach me the art of taking minute vacations: of slowing down to look at seashells, to chat with a friend, to pet a dog.... Let me look up into the towering oaks and know they grew great and strong because they grew slowly and well

Keep praying for Haiti
Your partner in prayer, Doris

1 comment:

baseball boys said...

Please pray for my friends, Chris & Val. They are considering a divorce. They have 4 children. Please pray!!!