I prayer journal in the morning. After a daily reading of Scripture, I write out my prayers for the day. I include prayers for Bill and Bug using a couple of monthly calendars of scriptural prayers I found at Inspired to Action (where I'll also be doing their HelloMornings Challenge starting in another week! But more on that later....) and it strikes me so many times that the Scriptures I'm praying for them I really need to pray for myself as well. This morning's prayer for Bill comes from 1 Corinthians 13:7-"Fill my husband with Your love and peace today. Help him to be kind and patient, not selfish or easily provoked. Enable him to endure all things."
Here's what I woke up to this morning: two texts from my realtor from late last night (late being just before nine which is a good hour or two past my usual bedtime, so, yeah, late, people! I KNOW the rest of the world is still wide awake at nine pm, but a little consideration for those of us who get up early in the mornings would be nice. All I'm sayin'...okay??) So, already my kindness and patience is being tested, and honestly, feeling rather provoked into some ugly aggravation as well as slightly selfishness at the late notice intrusion of my home... A little love, peace, and endurance? Yes, please....I'll have a double, thanks!
So I pray...for Bill and yes, Lord, I think that would be great for me, too, today...It's all gonna be all right. Pray for me and my sanity today? Thankful it's a Harry Potter weekend...small favors, folks, small favors...
Oh, and the Saturday 9 should be following shortly...I know, relieved, right??