HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT !
In His Mercies
I waited patiently for the Lord,
And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay;
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
Don't start your day by supposin'
that trouble is just ahead,
It's better to stop supposin'
and start with prayer instead,
And make it a prayer of thanksgiving
for the wonderful things God has wrought
Like the beautiful sunrise and sunset,
God's gifts that are free
and not bought-
For what is the use of supposin'
the dire things that could happen to you
And worry about some misfortune
that seldom if ever comes true-
But instead of just idle supposin'
step forward to meet each new day
Secure in the knkowledge God's near you
to lead you each step of the way-
For supposin' the worst things will happen
only helps to make them come true
And you darken the bright, happy moments
that the dear Lord has given to you-
So if you desire to be happy
and get rid of the misery of dread
Just give up supposin' the worst things
and look for the best things instead.
author: Helen Steiner Rice
Prayer is communication with God. Prayer includes listening, discussion, and giving thanks --
not just asking for things.
There are three reasons to pray: for God's benefit, for your benefit, and for the benefit of others.