Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 8/18

Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 8/18
What a shame it would be, Lord, 
    if my worries and fears should keep me 
        from the simple joys and blessings  
            you’ll offer me today…
What a crying shame that would be…
So, help me see
    that in the hardest times
        you don’t hold back but rather multiply
            the ways you care for me… 
Let nothing keep me, Lord, 
    from sensing, finding, seeing, hearing,  
        tasting, touching, knowing and enjoying 
            your gifts for me today…
Though this day may have its troubles, Lord,
    let nothing keep me far 
        from the peace, delights and blessings
            that come my way – today…