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Day 2 of 30 of #VerseLove (My theme for April is Poems)
Emily Yamasaki, our host for Verse Love today, uses a mentor poem Things I Have Memorized by Maria Giesbrecht to inspire us to write a list poem of things we know or have memorized or any similar list of things. In the mornings on my way to work, I don’t listen to the radio. About five years ago, I declared my car my prayer chamber for my work commute. I pray my way to work with a fairly memorized order of prayer, adding and rearranging along a basic prayer list. I like the ACTS method – Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication, and some days I use that as a guide when I’m in between meetings or feeling the need for a quick prayer hug. And thought I shouldn’t be, I am continually amazed at the peace that this brings to my heart.
Thank you, Lord, for this day – for our health, for our blessings, for our family, for your love.
Forgive us of our sins and all those bad thoughts I sometimes think and words I mumble.
Be with our MAMA children – with Mallory, Marshall, Ansley, Andrew and the ones who love them – the other Andrew, and Selena and any you are preparing to join our family.
Be with our BRASS Grandchildren – Beckham, River, Aidan, Saylor, and Sawyer, and keep them healthy and safe. Help them grow in Your love and wisdom.
Be with Dad and Ken, help them to make good choices, and be with us, too Lord, helping us to love and be patient and kind to one another. Help us to stay healthy and safe. And loving. And knowing how to respond to others and to situations.
Be with all those who are sick and suffering, who have lost their way. Bring them peace.
Guide us in our work that we will be good servants and good stewards.
Guide us with lights along the path to keep us focused on the trek you have planned for us.
Stay by our sides and keep us focused on the purposes you have for us.
Stay close and hear us as we pray throughout the day.
In your name I pray, Amen.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Pray without ceasing,