|Morning Coffee by George Mendoza|
This Monday morning, Lord, I lift up to you
some unfinished business from last week:
please give me today and in the week ahead
the time and energy I need
to get that business done...
I lift up to you
that one person I need to be in touch with:
please help me make that call, write that letter,
send that email or get together
with... well, Lord, you-know-who...
I lift up to you the broken pieces of that situation
(you know this one, too, Lord) and I pray:
help me this week
to do the healing and the mending
I know is mine to do...
I lift up to you, Lord, the debt I owe the poor
- after caring very well for my own wants:
give me a generous heart to make a gift,
to write that check,
in support of those in need...
I lift up to you the time I spent last week
feeling sorry for myself:
help me be more honest this week
and not to stew
and simmer in self-pity...
I lift up to you the work I've left undone
in preparing for my future:
let me keep it in today, Lord,
but help me do what I can do
to be ready for tomorrow...
I lift up to you
the steps I'm slow to take
to move ahead along my path:
help me take those steps this week
and begin to make some progress...
I lift up to you everything I've done
to put off the things I need to do, the folks I need to see
and the time I need for prayer:
help me catch up and complete
what's gone undone for far too long...
I lift up to you the week just past, Lord,
and pray your mercy on my failings and my faults:
help me this week to be more faithful
in doing what you ask of me and all that helps me grow
in faith and hope and love...
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