Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Morning Prayer

Lord, Thou art the water of life,


Water Pitcher by Burgun
Water Pitcher


As this day begins, I am an empty pitcher before Thee.

Fill me, O Lord.

Thou art the light of the world.

Red candle with smoke curling up from the wick after being blown out by Brian Gordon Green
Red candle with smoke curling up from the wick after being blown out


As this day begins, I am an unlit candle.
Thy light can never shine through me to others unless
Thou dost shine in my heart.
Thou art the true light that lightest everyone
That cometh into the world.

Light me, O Lord.

Thou art the true vine.
A Close View of a Cluster of Green Grapes on a Vine in Colorado by Taylor S. Kennedy
A Close View of a Cluster of Green Grapes on a Vine in Colorado

Unless I dwell in Thee this day,
I can bring forth no fruit.
My leaves turn brown, shrivel, blow away and I die.

Let Thy life always flow into me, Thy branch, O Lord.
Elaine Sommers Rich
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Elaine Sommers Rich is a free-lance writer and teacher living in Bluffton, Ohio.
She and her husband, Dr. Ronald Rich, spent ten years at the International Christian University in Tokyo.
She is a longtime columnist for the Mennonite Weekly Review and author of Prayers for Everyday.

Mimi

12 comments:

Lille meg said...

Beutiful prayer, Mimi! Thank you for sharing!
God bless!

Me said...

Remain in Me and I will remain in you...

a precious blessing from God.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

SO Beautiful!!!...smiles..m.

Maxine said...

These thoughts and pictures are so lovely. That water pitcher is exceptional.

Cathy said...

That is just beautiful, Mimi, and your pictures are lovely.

Dawn said...

I've missed the last two posts - they are both lovely!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful words and so true. Hope you are doing well.

Ruthie said...

Had to catch up on your blog - very beautiful thoughts and pictures as always.
Blessings.
Come on by for my Blogoversary. Can't believe it's been one year of blogging already. How time flies.
Smiles.

Beverly said...

Loved that exquisite water pitcher! You always match beautiful words with equally beautiful pictures. Hope you and your husband are well!!

Tracy said...

Exactly what i needed to read today! What a beautiful poem. thank you for sharing.

Beka said...

Hello dear Mimi,
Just stopping by to rejoice with you at the birth of your precious granddaughter! I just saw the announcement over at Jodi's blog, and am so happy for you all.
Sending lots of love...

Just Be Real said...

Amen, fill me Lord! Blessings!