It happened again, Lord.
I got up late… tired… running behind.
I had an early appointment- then a hundred pressing details.
Others waiting on me to complete my work
so they can get at theirs.
phone calls to return,
people to see…
things to do.
Here it is, 6 p.m.,
and I’m finally getting to my morning devotion!
Forgive me, Father,
You deserve better… I need more.
Make me sensitive to the demands of my body.
Teach me to live within my limits,
physically and spiritually.
Today’s problems started two nights ago.
I stayed up too late,
and again, last night.
If I’m going to work as hard as I do,
make this many demands on my body,
then I’m going to have to listen
when it screams for rest!
Teach me to listen, Lord,
to You and to my body.