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Good morning, good God...
I know the burdens others carry, Lord,
the heavy loads they bear...
I know their many disappointments,
the discouragement they face...
I know the faith of those who pray for help -
and wait and wait
and wait for it to come...
And I know each day how they rise up
and put their hope and trust in you again
and then again and then again...
So when smaller burdens wear me down
and weigh upon my heart
remind me, Lord, of others' faith
and how they make it, day by day...
When worries start to mushroom
in my imagination, fears and dreams,
let me see them as they truly are
and help me trust in you, again...
Keep me mindful of the molehill
and the mountain it becomes
and let me see my daily struggles
as they are: no more, no less...
Lift me up and help me lift up those
whose burdens outweigh mine:
in my reaching out help me let go
my apprehension and distress...
I offer you my cares and woes
and pray I find your peace, Lord:
give me faith and hope in you
and strength to ease my neighbor's lot...
Posted by Concord Pastor at 12:00 AM