Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Because I'm Spring Cleaning!

"Dear Lord Jesus:
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.
Let me wash away my judgments
Of others right or wrong,
As I wash up the dishes
Place within my heart a song.

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.

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.
Let me tidy up my thoughts
As I tidy up the toys,
Let me sweep away my fears
Like the dirt from little boys.

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.

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.

Please remind me often Lord
That the way I'm called to serve,
Is an honor given me
And not below what I deserve.
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."
By Melanie Hubbard
"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!)


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.



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 :)