I'm not neatly put together
so I'm grateful for your patience, Lord,
when I'm all at loose ends...
My tendency to make mistakes
makes me grateful for the mercy
you never fail to offer...
When I'm really being foolish, Lord,
I'm grateful for your wisdom,
the word you speak within me...
When pride's behind my words and deeds
I'm grateful for the ways you have
to tame my self-esteem...
When I'm busy doing many things
I'm grateful for your calling me
to do what what's most important...
When I'm lazy and indifferent, Lord,
I'm grateful for all the ways
you kick me in the butt...
When I'm giving up or giving in
I'm grateful for the promise
and the hope you hold before me...
I'm grateful for your patience, Lord,
your mercy, word and grace,
and all the ways you hold me fast...
My prayer life's not quite faithful
so I'm grateful that you're always there
each time I come to pray...
And when I truly pause for prayer
I'm grateful for your listening
to hear my every word...
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