The world around me takes
sometimes taking pieces I don't want
Depleting my resources;
leaving me ever emptier.
I desire to be filled with those things that
only You can give ~
things internal and eternal.
Gifts freely given
once I only ask.
Today I ask ...
as the world hands me busyness,
fill me with calm;
as the world hands me worry,
fill me with serenity;
as the world hands me disappointment,
fill me with strength;
as the world hands me distractions,
fill me with peace;
as the world hands me irreversible,
fill me with wisdom;
as the world hands me too much,
fill me with rest;
as the world hands me darkness,
fill me with hope.
I desire to be filled with the gifts of the Spirit
dearly bought, but
freely given in love ~
today I ask, "fill me."
Dawn M. Switzer
Based on a passage by Joyce Rupp