True Contentment

Lord, grant us true contentment ...

    Acceptance of what each day brings,
    Joy in you and not in things,
    Tranquility in storm or strife,
    Serenity in all of life;

That when you whisper, ‘Peace, be still,’

    We’ll wait upon your perfect will,
    Knowing we will soon be blessed
    By love that only wants our best.

Help us see that we are meant
To rest in you … and be content.

(a prayer of author BJ Hoff; photo by Fleedleflump via

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