Give Me Grace (next day repost)

Jesus give me the grace to remember,

          “all is gift, all is grace”

I often expect you to intervene

          and give me what I want.

Instead rightfully and correctly

          You provide me with what I need.

I pray for peace and quiet

to listen intently.

I get a cacophony of distractions

          that I must hear.

I pray for affirmation

          to assure confidence.

I get challenged to amend

          that makes me change.

I pray for harmony

          to be happy and satisfied

I get unintended consequence

          that requires relentless perseverance

I pray for restoration

          to serve the greater good.

I get confronted with the common good

          that creates community.

I humbly accept these answers with gratitude

I enjoy your gifts and grace

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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