Saturday, July 15, 2006

To be what You require

I set aside what's in my mind and take time to listen to tic-tacking of the rain droplets, the noise around me silenced as mere mumbles. Memories of time past assail me; my heart feels like it's going to explode; and my mouth wants to burst in complaints. But the Lord, being the guard of my heart, reminds me, through a short text message sent by a friend, the prayer that all His children must pray:

"Lord, I am willing to receive what You give, to lack what You withhold, to relinquish what You take, to suffer what You inflict, to be what You require."