You have scattered surprises throughout my days, God. I need only to open my eyes and ears. Then I will notice the tangerine sun as it melts into the horizon. I will hear the sweet song of the caregiver who hums while she makes the bed. Help me to discover more surprises today, and teach me to accept them with a grateful heart.
—Missy Buchanan, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome miracles he performs for people!
—Psalm 66:5 (NLT)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. —adapt. Reinhold Niebuhr, “The Serenity Prayer”
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