Monday, December 7, 2009

Grace for this day. . .

Oh, God, give me grace for this day.
Not for a lifetime, nor for next week,
nor for tomorrow, just for this day.
Direct my thoughts and bless them,
Direct my work and bless it. . . .
So that for this one day, just this one day,
I have the gift of grace
that comes from Your presence.
(a prayer by Marjorie Holmes)

I wanted to do a new post for today but nothing was really coming to my mind. I really think about what I want to say before I do a post and try to say something meaningful for you, my friends. All the ideas I had for today just didn't seem to be coming together. The above prayer kept coming to mind as I thought about what to say. And so, this is a prayer I say for my own life and hopefully, it will help you in some way today. I hope you have a week where you feel God's presence in your life each day.

25 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Vicki,
Your prayer is lovely. One day at a time sweet Jesus. Your prayer is a nice reminder to trust in him one day at a time.... Blessings!
Gwen

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... seems like you found just the perfect thing to say today... especially being that today is Pearl Harbor Day... I believe you were meant to write this special post... love to you... Julie Marie

Maria said...

A perfect prayer for me to say as I begin each new day ...
thank you Vicki
You bring Light and Joy ~ Maria

Maria said...

ps. I just copied the prayer and emailed it to my work address :)
Thank you!

Julie Harward said...

And you do put meaningful posts on too and I love that! It is my prayer too,,I need him every hour, every moment...and he IS always there! :D

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your posts are always sincere and heartfelt so each and everyone is special, always! Blessings to you, :) Tammy

Barbara Jean said...

It's beautiful Vicki.
And certainly would be my prayer too.

blessings

barbara jean

Martha's Favorites said...

Beautiful prayer, I needed to read that today! That was God! Thank you, Martha

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Thank you. I needed that. Have a blessed day.

Barbara said...

Vicki, What a inspiring prayer, it is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a day full of grace.

Barbara

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Vicki, your posts are always lovely written and one notices that you put much thought and feeling into them, this one is no different. What a lovely prayer!

thanks so much for the recent comment on my pet-loss post, all the comfort and loving thoughts and comments that I recieved sure did mean the world to me!! Have a happy Tuesday and a hug coming your way from here, Debby

La Petite Gallery said...

Seasons Greetings:::

Thank you for that prayer .. I need it.


yvonne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think your prayer is perfect because I needed it, Vicki! Thanks so much...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Vicki, I dont think you could have written a better post today! Thank you for this prayer, I really needed it. I keep feeling my winter depression trying to creep in and I am trying to hard to fight it away! So I thank you for this as the words hit home. Just one day at a time, that is what I have to do...
Much love,
Amy

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, thank you for sharing this prayer with us...it's lovely :o)

God bless you

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely prayer Vicki. I love Marjorie Holmes. We don't see much of her writings anymore.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Very sweet, happy Tuesday!
Valerie

Sares said...

What a beautiful post Vicki and the picture fits the prayer perfectly. She's such a pretty little thing. Have a wonderful Tuesday full of blessings!

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Dear Vicki,

Sorry I haven't been over in a while - struggling to keep up with life really. So your prayer is pretty perfect for me.

Thank you.

Love Charlotte
xx

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Vicky... What a beautiful Prayer,,, thank you for sharing it...

Hugs;
Alaura

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful words, thanks for the prayer.
Hugs
Charo

June said...

Hi Vicki dear,
Anything by Marjorie Holmes makes for the perfect post. This is one of my very favorites. Thank you so for sharing it today.
Hugs~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How very sweet and very thoughtful, dear friend. Love the graphic, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi sweet Vicki, This is such a very beautiful prayer, I would love to have it in a frame so I could read it every day and I think I will do just that. I enjoy your posts so much Vicki as they are always so sincere and heartfelt.
I am sorry I haven't been by for a little while, but I have been feeling sad as I miss my precious son so very much. This time of year is bittersweet for me. I have such dear and precious memories of Stevie, but it hurts because I long to see him again so much. I am so glad I stopped by tonight, as your beautiful post has meant so much to me. Thank you dear friend.
Love & Hugs, Carol Anne

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful post Vicki. I think that it is always so good to stop and ask for God's grace. This time of year God gets lost in the middle of our busyness, when this time of year is really all about His son. Thank you for posting such a beautiful prayer.
Karen