Morning Prayer


Hello, my friend.

I had a lot of plans this weekend and getting sick was not one of them. None the less, I got sick anyway. It is a flu thing that is going around. Bobby got sick right when we got home from So. Cal. I didn’t get sick until Saturday Night which meant that I got to the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. I might have even tried to go if I was sick (except that I wouldn’t want to infect others) just because I personally get so much out of it. I wasn’t sick, I hope I didn’t infect others and I did get a lot out of it. Now the task is to sort through it all and figure out how I am going to apply the best of it to my life.

Truthfully, my brain is a bit “fuzzy” from being sick and I am totally overwhelmed by all I want to accomplish is the next few weeks. As I opened up my current journal, the Morning Prayer that Billy Hybels closed the Summit fell out:

“God, this is a new day. I freshly commit myself to the role you have invited me to play, as you are building your church in this world. I am awestruck again today that you include me in this grand life-giving, world transforming endeavor. So today I joyfully offer you:
My love
My heart
My talents
My energy
My creativity
My faithfulness
My resources
And my gratitude

I commit all of myself to the role you have assigned me in the building of your church so that it may thrive in this world. And I will “bring it” today. I will bring my best. You deserve it. Your church deserves it. It is the hope of the world.”

Bill Hybels challenged us to pray that everyday for the next thirty days and see what happens.

When overwhelmed, pray.
This prayer is a great way to start everyday and align your outlook with the right perspective.

I hope it blesses you and gives you the words you need to begin a great day of your own. I am so very thankful for you- have I told you that lately?


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