A small flame

A small flame

2011

How can it be the beginning of another year already? The beginning of a new decade? I know I'm not the only one who thinks this past year has simply flown by! For us - for me - it has been an amazing year of healing and growing; of embracing beauty and feeling new dreams begin to take root. A year of learning to walk in the trust that Abba each of our steps planned for us.

I found this song recently and absolutely fell in love with it. I don't think I could find a better prayer for this new year.



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Send some rain, would You send some rain?
'Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid

But maybe not, not today

Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain


Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger's view this time

Or maybe not, not today

Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread



Oh, the differences that often are between
Everything we want and what we really need


So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight

Or maybe not, not today

Peace might be another world away
And if that's the case . . .

We'll give thanks to You
With gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace

But Jesus, would You please . . .








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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this song! Helps me to remember that what He sends is perfect for me. Thanks for the reminder.