Monday’s Prayer

I pray that today
the Lord may grant you wisdom
for all that surrounds you
and all that confounds you:
to speak
peace in the place of contention,
harmony in the midst of strife,
mercy in the presence of judgment,
kindness instead of condemnation,
faith instead of despair,
hope in the face of opposition,
unity in the threat of dissension,
submission instead of pride or rebellion.

And in all things, love.

And may you know in every moment of this good day,
the presence of his power within you,
power to do good and not evil,
power to endure all that must be endured,
power to love those who are not easy to love,
power to forgive those who do not deserve forgiveness,
power to bless those who curse you
and to pray for those who despitefully use you,
power to return good for evil,
power to believe that he is at work in all things
for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose

and power to know that you are indeed,
one of those.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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