A Prayer

Ann Chellman from Conifer, Colorado wrote a prayer that was shared at our last Park Rapids Area Ministerial Association meeting.  With all the cold we are experiencing (with the stress that goes with it), may this prayer lift your spirits as it lifted mine.


A Prayer

Lord, Thou knowest that I am growing old!

Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject.

Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone’s affairs.

Keep my mind free from the recital of endless detail…give me wings to get to the point!

Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains; they are increasing with the years and my love to speak of them    grows sweeter as time goes by.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me thoughtful but not nosy; helpful but not bossy!

With my vast store of wisdom and experience, it does seem a pity not to use it all!

But Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends left at the end.


-Ann Chellman

Conifer, Colorado

All of us are growing older and may this prayer help us to have a few good friends at the twilight of our lives!


Pastor Steve