Sunday, June 22, 2008

Morning Prayer

Found some years ago on a prayer card in a hospital chapel:

Help me, dear Lord, to live this day
As you would wish me too --
And if I fail, then please forgive
The wrong things that I do.

Give me the strength to comfort those
Who need a helping hand
Give me a loving heart
That I may better understand.

Help me to solve the problems
That are sure to some my way
But not forget the blessings
That are part of every day.

And finally, Lord, walk with me!
My faltering footsteps guide
For I need never be afraid
If you are by my side.
Alice E. Chase

2 comments:

Marie Jones said...

YOU JUST MADE TWO PEOPLE VERY HAPPY BY POSTING THIS. PLEASE LET ME TELL YOU MY STORY. MY MOM IS 97. SHE HAD THIS PRAYERS AND FOR YEARS RECITED IT BY HEART EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT. SHE RECENTLY WAS DIAGNOSED DEMENTIA. HER BIGGEST HEARTBREAK IS ONLY GETTING THROUGH HALF THIS PRAYER. SHE CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST 2 PARAGRAPHS. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE HER STRUGGLE TO REMEMBER. I HAVE TRIED GOOGLE TO FIND IT WITH NO SUCCESS. A VERY DEAR FRIEND OF MINE DID AN INTERNET SEARCH AND FOUND THIS (THE ONE YOU POSTED). I AM SO ANXIOUS TO CALL MY MOM TOMORROW AND FINISH THE PRAYER FOR HER. MY MOM IS A SAINT...THERE'S A LOT MORE ABOUT HER LIFE I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE. I AM LEAVING MY EMAIL ADDRESS. IF YOU WOULD EVER LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE LIFE MY MOM LIVED PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING AN ELDERLY LADY EXTREMELY HAPPY...GOD BLESS YOU MARIE
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Jen Silb said...

Thank you for posting this! We read this to my son everyday and one day the prayer card just disappeared! We searched everywhere and then turned to the internet and found your post. You'd think we'd have it memorized by now but we didn't and were in desperate need to find it - Thank you!!!