Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Again.
Looking out the back windows, I see the sun rising again. It is a sight I never tire of seeing again and again.
The dictionary tells me “again” means “once more or another time”.
And immediately an old prayer comes through my thoughts. I reach for the book from my shelf and turn to the page to read:
“You have once again let day dawn for us, O heavenly Father; may we remember this is your merciful gift. Teach us to understand why you have given us this glorious gift, and why you let your wonderful sun rise above us so we may live each day according to your will and prepare ourselves for the never-ending day you will create.
Holy Father, may we learn to abandon and avoid the night of darkness and sin so we may walk in the clear light of your divine mercy. Let us set aside the acts of darkness and take up the weapons of light so that we may always walk with integrity. Amen.”
(from Amish Prayers compiled by Beverly Lewis, page 16)
“For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.” (Psalm 84:11-12, NLT)
He has given us again, and anew, another day.