thank you for the loving care and medical attention
my precious granddaughter received today
from her parents and doctors and others.
Thank you that she's bandaged and splinted and smiling,
despite a broken bone.
Please ease her pain
and help her to manage the inconvenience
as well as possible (and with you, all things are possible).
Please heal her quickly and fully,
make that arm stronger than ever,
and teach her not to do such enthusiastic cartwheels on playgrounds from now on,
in Jesus' name,
Sometimes my desires are so strong that they keep me from thinking straight. Like Samson in the Bible, I can become so obsessed with what I want that I forget to ask for your guidance and wisdom. Help me to know whether the objects of my desire are consistent with your will.
(an excerpt from the book, 365 Pocket Prayers, by Ron Beers)