Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thought for Today

My mother wanted me to share this and it does seem quite apt as it is Sunday:

(Author Unknown)

LORD, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray,
Keep me,my God, from stain of sin
Just for today.
Let me both diligently work and duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed
Just for today.
Let me be slow to do my will
Swift to obey;
Keep me in Thy loving care
Just for today.
Let me do no wrong or idle word
Unthinkingly say;
Set Thou a seal upon my lips
Just for today.
Let me in season, Lord, be grave,
In season gay:
Let me faithful to Thy grace,
And if today, my tide of life
Shall ebb away
Grant me dear Lord,
Thy sacrament Divine.
So, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray
O, keep me, guide me, love me Lord
...Just for today.

You may not believe in God but there are still some wise sentiment expressed in these words.

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At 24/8/08 12:31, Anonymous swampy said...

"Set Thou a seal upon my lips"... really hit home with me.

I am headed to the garage for some duct (duck) tape just in case she's/he's not listening at the moment.

At 24/8/08 14:52, Blogger SwampAngel65 said...

What Swampy said! Hey, Swmapy, send some of the duct tape my way, too, please!

Chris, that's a beautiful poem. I will keep it in mind today. (I may copy it and print it up and stick it at work by my desk to remind me to be good!)

At 24/8/08 19:34, Blogger kitten said...

Thank you for sharing! I really needed that!

At 24/8/08 20:06, Blogger Sam said...

please tell granny I love her not just for today, but for every day. xxx

At 24/8/08 23:38, Blogger Beccy said...

The same goes for me

At 24/8/08 23:57, Blogger storyteller said...

Thanks to you and your mother. This is a perfect post for today and I'm glad I happened by.
Hugs and blessings,

At 25/8/08 05:38, Blogger Betty said...

That is beautiful, Chris, and thank you for sharing it. Reminds me of the saying that goes like this ---

"Live One Day At A Time"

At 25/8/08 05:47, Blogger Pamela said...

fits right in with something we were talking about on Thursday night with some friends - about our mouths being like a gate. Sometimes we need to keep it closed (:

Tell "mom" it was perfect and I, too, needed to read it and post it on my bathroom mirror

At 25/8/08 06:47, Anonymous Jettied said...

I love it!!! beautiful poem to always remember!!


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