My Life on Earth

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Just liked it....

I am currently reading a book by Charles Swindoll. Some I have agreed with some I have not. This prayer by Peter Marshall, I really liked so I thought I would post it. First of Peter Marshall was the chaplain of the United States Senate and he concluded a message on anxiety titled, "Sin in the Present Tense" with this prayer.

"Forgive us, O God, for the doubting suspicion with which we regard the heart of God.

We have faith in checks and banks, in trains and airplanes, in cooks, and in strangers who drive us in cabs. Forgive us for our stupidity, that we have faith in people whom we do not know and are so reluctant to have faith in Thee who knowest us altogether.

We are always striving to find a complicated way through life when Thou hast a plan, and we refuse to walk in it. So many of our troubles we bring on ourselves. How silly we are.

Wilt Thou give to us that faith that we can deposit in the bank of Thy love, so that we may receive the dividends and interest that Thou art so willing to give us. we ask it all in the lovely name of Jesus Christ, our Savior."