11/14/12 Poetry “Dear God”

Dear God,

Today I woke to the sound of the chirping crickets and the rhythmic pattern of my rolling breath.
So full; for all that You have given me.
For a joy deep in my soul… A life full of love, laughter and song.

Today I woke with anticipation for all this day has to bring;
The promise of peace and calm as I walk in Your light.
And lying in wait for the rising sun and its glow as it peaks its golden hew over the horizon.

Today I give thanks for all the loves in my life; family, friends and all I encounter. I sit in excitement, waiting for a time with my friend and a knowing that side-aching laughter will ensue.

Today I will spend time with you as I celebrate the life of a man who has come home to You. I look forward to this, as it is a time for me to feel the Holy Spirit within me, feeling Her warmth from the inside out.

Today I lay in the knowing that this day will be all I make of it, with Your guidance. Hearing in the silence Your will and the chance to make a choice You will be so proud of. I think of the promise for an opportunity to live in humility, a gift that I have prayed for so many times; one that I liken to a climb up a slippery slope as I try to grasp hold of it.

Today I pray for Your guidance and assistance to live a day that is judgment-free. That I shall allow others their God-given right to live as they choose, and not as I would have them live.

Today I know will be the best it can be as I see in the distance my hand in Yours as we walk into the orange glow of the oncoming sunset. The glow of You and me together as it should be.