Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Because I'm Spring Cleaning!

"Dear Lord Jesus:
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As I go about my housework
Let me see each job I do,
As a service for my King
And a way of loving You.
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Let me wash away my judgments
Of others right or wrong,
As I wash up the dishes
Place within my heart a song.
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As I clean up little fingerprints
And lots of muddy shoes,
May I remember how you cleaned the feet
Of the loved ones you did choose.
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As I mend up torn garments
And sew a button on,
Show me where I need to mend a breech
That's gone on far too long.
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Let me tidy up my thoughts
As I tidy up the toys,
Let me sweep away my fears
Like the dirt from little boys.
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May I be just as quick with my forgiveness
As I am with mop and broom,
Sweeping up the clutter
In my heart and living room.
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May I rinse out pride and ego
As I rinse the bathtub out,
And while we are at it Lord
Let's take care of anger, hate and doubt.
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Please remind me often Lord
That the way I'm called to serve,
Is an honor given me
And not below what I deserve.
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You know Lord, as I look
At all the work we need to do,
I think we'd better house clean
At least each day or two."
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By Melanie Hubbard
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"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
Colossians 3:17



(Note: New post in The Pantry!)



8 comments:

Paula said...

Dear Lady Farmer,
What a sweet prayer and wonderful prayer! I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Enjoy your spring cleaning!
Love, Paula

P.S. I love the verse too!!!

Deborah said...

What a wonderful prayer! It would be neat to memorize it!

Thank you for sharing it!

Jennifer said...

That was so beautifully done - with the poetry and the pictures. So encouraging - can really change my outlook while cleaning! Have a great week.

Lavinia said...

This is so beautiful. I think this would be perfect to frame and hang somewhere where it could be read, prior to starting a round of housework. We all need reminders like these to incorporate prayerful thoughts no matter what we are doing, even household chores.

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

How sweet; may we all take those words to heart.

Love,

Marqueta

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Lady Farmer,
What a DELIGHTFUL post!! :)
That prayer is SO beautiful and I did indeed enjoy every picture!!!! Oh and that scripture... is indeed so rich!!Hope you had a pleasant day!!!Thank you for the dear Birthday wishes for my father.... I think he had a great day.... our family is just a little exhausted and full from the dinner at the moment!! LOL :) We enjoyed a scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert (I plan to post the recipe tomorrow ;)

With Much Love in Christ,
Miss Jen

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Love it! And the pictures too...

lady m's lavender cottage said...

What a beautiful prayer!

I often realize how easy it is to speak to our Lord while we go about our daily routine.

May I borrow the prayer to put it in my blog?

Thank you so much for sharing,

Lady M

ps: the music is wonderful :)