Good God ... It's Morning! No! Good Morning God!

8 February 2017 | General Interest

All depends on prayer. Begin with it and end with it.

Mary MacKillop 1980

LBB - February 2017I don't know about you, but I find it really hard to pray in the morning.  All I can manage is a 'Yes!' - even though there will be times later during the day when it will be a 'Yes, but?'

As I lie in bed at night I think of what I really enjoyed and valued that day ...

Today God has been so good to me  MMK 1874)

That becomes my 'thank you'. '

Gratitude is the memory of the heart (MMK 1907)

It comes from deep within ...

Our good God sees the heart  (MMK1871)

It can cover moments of love across a great range of people, but always begins with those who are nearest and dearest.

  • Where did I bring love into the lives of all I met today?

The challenge is life-long, but I must face it one day at a time.  By the time I've looked back at the day, I am almost asleep, relaxing with a God who understands.

I know Mary MacKillop is right from my own experience.  My day would be very different without prayer.

  • How do you go about it?

Lord, teach us to pray! (Luke 11:1)

 

This extract from 'The Little Brown Book’  (pp62-3) has been used with the kind permission of the authors, Sue and Leo Kane.

‘The Little Brown Book’ can be purchased from: Mary MacKillop Spirituality Centres across Australia: www.marymackillop.org.au and Pauline Books and Media: www.paulinebooks.com.au