Living: Making it Through the Day

There are days when even the smallest thing can seem like a mountain to climb. Getting my little guy dressed, explaining why birds fly, finishing a story or just doing the dishes can sometimes seem daunting. A long time ago I heard Marjorie Holmes’s prayer "Just for Today." I had forgotten all the words, but there are several times I find myself repeating the first line– "Oh, God, give me grace for this day."

I just stumbled across the poem again and thought I’d share it (plus, I’m planning on taking my little guy on a few adventures today, which I know will require some extra grace).

Oh, God, give me grace for this day.
Not for a lifetime, nor for next week, not for tomorrow, just for this day.
Direct my thoughts and bless them, 
Direct my work and bless it. 
Direct the things I say and give them blessing, too.
Direct and bless everything that I think and speak and do.
So that for this one day, just this one day, I have the gift of grace that comes from your presence. 

Happy weekending! May you find all the grace you need to get through the fun and to-do lists you have in store.

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