A RARE BLOOM

This Kadupul flower grows deep in the forest of Sri Lanka, rare because it blooms only at midnight and dies before dawn.  This amazing flower brings to mind that any prayer is precious in the eyes of God.  Humbly do I share this prayer for you:

Prayer

Today, my life is a gift given, not in years, but a day at a time.  Today is the day the Lord has made for me, and He planned it to be the most important day of my life.

Yesterday is gone, never to return.  I must not worry about it, but leave it in the hands of God.  Tomorrow and all that it holds is God’s secret and its coming is not assured.

Only today is mine.  Each day, arranged by God with infinite wisdom and goodness is His gift, His act of love for me.  In thanksgiving I will offer Him every day the gift of myself – my prayers, works, joys and sufferings.

Dear Lord, receive it graciously.

…from the Salesian Missions…