Thought For the
Learn to live in
the present moment.
"Do not worry about
tomorrow." (Matt. 6:32)
People who are anxious or depressed often live the
greater part of each day either thinking about the past or
worrying about the future.
Abandon your will to God's will and learn to live in
It's morning Lord, and once again I haven’t rested.
Even before I open my eyes, my mind has started to
wander far back into the shadows of a haunting past, or far
ahead into the dread of an imagined future. It seems so hard
to control of my thoughts; to focus on today, and now.
As I lie here Lord, awaiting the first light of dawn,
I pray that you will still my troubled mind; that you will
free me from the intoxicating drugs of fear and sadness that
threaten to dull my senses once again;
that today will be different; that I will be fully
born, and fully awake.
Precious Savior, show me how to live one day at a
time. Pull down
the curtain on yesterday and tomorrow and teach me the
secret of living in day-tight compartments.
If my mind starts to drift into the past or the
future, gently nudge me back to the here and now.
Awaken me to the present moment, and bring me back to
Open my eyes, and help me to take time to see, really
see, the beautiful world around me.
Revive my sense of smell, and help me to detect the
sweet aromas that lie hidden within each breath I take.
Sensitize my skin, and help me to feel and touch the
many textures of your precious world.
Open my ears, and help me to hear the lovely sounds
and songs that play softly behind the loud noise and clamor
My time is short, and I cannot afford the luxury of
wasting another day, another precious second.
I have spent far too long in the past and the future,
and I have often missed the best each moment offered.
As I arise to greet the day, teach me that the real
secret of living in the present is to simply make my will,
your will. Help
me to trust you completely, without hesitation, and without
the slightest worry of how things might turn out.
Show me how to abandon myself to you, dear God.
Grant me the excitement and the sense of great
expectation that comes with living moment by moment in your
will--riding on the edge of time, and experiencing a glimpse