Friday, June 5, 2015

June Prayers, Poems, & Praise

"Give away the things you don't need
Let it all go and you'll soon see
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash your spirit clean
Go and pray upon a mountain
Go and pray beside the ocean
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash Your spirit clean
Be grateful for the struggle
Be thankful for the lessons
And you'll wash your spirit clean."
"Wash Your Spirit Clean"
Tim Veazey, Jon Timothy Veazey

"Wash Your Spirit Clean"

"Give me good digestion, Lord,
and also something to digest;
Give me a healthy body, Lord,
and a sense to keep it at its best.
Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,
to keep the good and pure in sight;
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled,
but finds a way to set it right.

Summer Berries

  Give me a mind that is not bound,
that does not whimper,
whine or sigh.

Don't let me worry over much
about the fussy thing called I.
Give me a sense of humor, Lord;
give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some happiness from life
and pass it on to other folk."
"An Ancient Prayer"
Thomas H.B. Webb

"Water Lilies"
Claude Monet

"The summer morn is bright and fresh,
the birds are darting by
As if they loved to breast the breeze
that sweeps the cool clear sky."

  -William C. Bryant 

Acadia National Park

 "Lean on, trust in,
and be confident in
the Lord
with all your heart
and mind
and do not rely
on your own insight
or understanding.
In all your ways,
recognize and 
acknowledge Him
and He will direct
and make straight and plain
your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6 

Sing to the Lord a joyful song,
Lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
To us His gracious gifts belong,
To Him our songs of love and praise.

For life and love, for rest and food,
For daily help and nightly care,
Sing to the Lord, for He is good,
And praise His Name, for it is fair.

For strength to those who on Him wait,
His truth to prove, His will to do,
Praise ye our God, for He is great,
Trust in His Name, for it is true.

For joys untold, that from above
Cheer those who love His sweet employ,
Sing to our God, for He is love,
Exalt His Name, for it is joy.

For He is Lord of Heav’n and earth,
Whom angels serve and saints adore,
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
To Whom be praise forevermore.
"Sing To The Lord A Joyful Song"
- John S. B. Monsell
Hymns of Love and Praise

 Great Smoky Mountains
National Park
North Carolina

Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune
I saw the white daisies go down to the sea,
A host in the sunshine, an army in June,
The people God sends us to set our hearts free.

The bobolinks rallied them up from the dell,
The orioles whistled them out of the wood;
And all of their singing was,

 "Earth, it is well!"
And all of their dancing was,

 "Life, thou art good!"
Bliss Carman

Pretty daises by the sea 
in Newfoundland

Summer Moonrise

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