Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Morning Offering - 15


Image: George Mendoza

Good morning, good God!

Just the basics today, Lord,
just the basics...

I offer you this day
whether I'm dreading it
or looking forward to it:
may it be a day I look back on
in peace...

I offer you this day
because it's the one you've given,
the day you'll walk with me,
the day I want to walk with you...

I offer you, Lord, this day's burdens,
large and small, heavy and light,
and pray you'll help me carry them...

I offer you this day's mistakes
even before I make them,
and ask you to forgive me...

I offer you this day's work that it be fruitful,
this day's rest that it be peaceful,
and this day's time that it be blessed...

I offer you this day's smiles and joys
and pray you'll make sure
I don't miss even one of them...

I offer you this day's worries and fears,
real and imagined,
and pray you'll be my courage and strength...

I offer you every encounter I have this day
with colleagues, friends, family and strangers:
help me see you in each of them...

I offer you this day's challenges,
those I expect and those that will surprise me:
be with me as I meet each one...

I offer you every opportunity I have this day, Lord,
to heal, to forgive and to lift up anyone
whose needs reach out to me...

I offer you all the quick and quiet moments
when my mind and heart might turn
and find you by my side...

I offer you what little I have
and pray I will be open
to all you offer me...

Just the basics today, Lord,
just the basics...

Amen.

-ConcordPastor

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