Starting off your day, A Morning Prayer
This little gem comes from V.W.Bro.Doug Sowden Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of BC&Yukon.
A few years ago, my wife gave me a paper with a prayer on it. I’ve kept it pinned to my office notice board, now I’d like to share it with you. You may have seen it before, but I believe the message bears repeating.
“Dear God: so far today, I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, and I haven’t lost my temper. I haven’t been grumpy, nasty or selfish. I have tried to keep your commandments and the path you have set for me. But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed!!!!! and that is when I’m going to need a lot of help”
This morning prayer tells us many things. It indicates that a good night’s sleep can give us a fresh slate to draw upon. The new day is before us, and the cares and anxieties of yesterday have faded. Sleep has allowed our body to rest, and has allowed our mind to deal with the concerns we had the night before.
The prayer also tells us that it is easier to stick to rules and not commit any fouls when you’re playing the game.
Life is a team sport in so many ways, and once you leave the comfort of your bed and start interacting with others, the rules come into full effect.
The prayer is petitionary. It is an acknowledgement that there is a greater power than ourselves, and that power is yielded to us through prayer.
Finally, I think this little prayer tells us that we don’t have to wait for the Sabbath, sunset, or the muezzin’s call. We can pray at any time of the day or night.
You may not wish to pray at every moment of the day, but why not try this little morning prayer tomorrow. It will probably help, and get you off on a very positive start.
Have a wonderful day & God Bless Norm