In the morning when the light is young
I wake up hope full for this new day.
Hopeful that I will lean toward
Grateful for people, who
help me be the best me I can be
Grateful for sunny days that
warm my soul, flip flop days
Grateful despite all that leans
in contrast to gratitude
You know: fear, angst, anger, worry
especially worry. But YOU,
You, Oh God, come unbidden
to remind me, fill me, guide me, help
Me, you help me to abide in peace
and remember to be grateful
and take the time to feel gratitude
for this gift of life, challenges and joys.
In the morning, when the light is young,
help me to breathe in fresh air
help me to exhale gratitude.
Prayer poem and photo by Terri C. Pilarski
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger (seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com) and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.
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