Who is my ideal audience member? First of all, after having a birthday this past week, my mind has already been on my age and the future and biological clocks and all that. Therefore, my ideal reader at this moment would be my future husband if he’s out there somewhere. In all honesty, I do often wonder if he has ever stumbled across my blog and if he likes it. I participated in a Bible study about six years ago that encouraged the participants to write letters to their future spouses and being the sentimental, romantic type, I have kept a small box with a few letters I’ve written since then. I looked through that box and those letters are too personal for the public eye, but I did come across a short poem/psalm that I had put in there. If I were to title it, I would probably call it “The Prayer of the Impatient” and it could work as the new element for the assignment. I have used some poetry in the past, but it has been a while and most of my newer readers have probably not seen any. Hope you enjoy:
Calm my restless spirit, Lord.
Still my anxious thoughts.
Help me not to keep watching for tomorrow,
but to live for You today.
Show me the way to Your peace and joy.
Let me be swallowed up in Your love and mercy.
Bring me to a place of comfort
and fill me with Your peace.
Help me not to dwell in the “some days” and “what ifs”
but to live right here, right now in Your good and perfect will.
Teach me to stop looking for where I’m going,
and just to focus on where I’m at.