Friday, July 31, 2009

a prayer

I found this in my journal, written about the time I'm at in the story. I was trying so hard to be good...

Father, again this Sabbath day...I place my worldly desires upon the altar as a sacrifice unto thee. I do not understand why I must have these desires, but I accept them as a part of me, knowing it is a weakness thou hast given me to help me turn to thee and seek thy support, through the mercy of thy Son.

Father, please, if it be thy will for me, help me to understand how this weakness may be made into a strength, as thou hast said. Help me to love thy daughters as thou does, not with a desire for physical comfort and gratification, but with concern for their happiness, their well-being, and their progress. Help me, through my example and my righteous desires, to lead them back to thee.

Please bless me this week, that thy spirit may refine my thoughts and help me to make them pure and good. Please change my heart, that I might be born again, having no more desire to do evil, but to do good continually.

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