Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
Slow me down, Lord.
Ease the pounding of my heart.
Help me relish the quiet of my mind.
Challenge me to slow my hurried pace
And learn a different understanding of time.
When the day is confusing,
May I find calm in You.
As my nerves and muscles tense,
Bring soothing noises into my life.
May I find minute vacations throughout the day:
Challenge me to linger on a phone call,
Appreciate a spot of nature and
Breathe in some meaningful words from a book.
When I feel that I need to be the hare
When what I need are some tortoise moments,
Remind me that life is not a race.
Increasing speed will not gain me any more minutes.
Help me see the strong branches of a solid tree
And remind myself that this tree grew slowly and well
Dear Lord – slow me down.
Inspire me to send deep roots into the most important
Things in my day.
Only then, then I discover my life’s most important values
Thank you for the journey of this day.
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