5/30/11

Monday Morning Offering - 146


Coffee in the Morning by George Mendoza


Good morning, good God!

I'm praying today, Lord:
remembering those who died,
who passed from this life to the next,
who have at last met you, their Maker,
lover of their souls...

I'm praying today, Lord:
remembering those gone long before,
marked with the sign of faith,
marked as your own in ways unknown
to others' grief and mine...

I'm praying today, Lord:
remembering those who gave their lives
without a thought of self,
who laid down all that I might stand
in freedom dearly won...

I'm praying today, Lord:
remembering selfless souls and
hearts with courage purpled true,
so sure and brave on danger's roads
where I'd not dare to tread...

I'm praying today, Lord:
remembering love in sacrifice
so freely, fully given,
so easily forgotten by just the ones
for whom the gift was made...

I'm praying today, Lord,
and of''ring you my memories now
in thanks for those who loved
as you have loved by giving all
for all who stand in need...

I'm praying today, Lord:
Receive my morning offering
for those who now may need
my heart laid down and given up
that they, too, might be free.

Good God of Monday mornings,
of every memory mine,
be with me on this special day
and every day this week...

Amen.


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