>A Borrowed Prayer… for Busy Days


Busy days come and I am grateful for those too.  They teach me (mostly by force) how to manage my time more wisely and how to set priorities in order. And talking about priorities, I have been thinking that they are a little bit like my ONE drawer that for some strange reason, always falls into disorder. It is so hard for me to maintain it orderly at all times! So it is with my priorities, some are always  in its place, but some others tend to slip away with no difficulty.
Today is Thursday of Borrowed Words, and even though I have great quotes from my reading corner, I have decided to post these quotes from different prayers from The Valley of Vision, prayers that I need to mutter all day long on busy days…

Whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible,
order things that may neither hinder, nor discourage me,
nor prove obstacles to the progress of thy cause…

May I follow duty and not any foolish device of my own;
Permit me not to labour at work which thou wilt not bless,
That I may serve thee without disgrace or debt;
Let me dwell in thy most secret place under thy shadow…
(O that I might learn no abide there no matter how busy the day might be!)

I am entirely dependent upon thee for support, counsel, consolation.” 

“Sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion,
instruction, discipline, example,
that my house may be a nursery for heaven,
my church the garden of the Lord,
enriched with trees of righteousness of thy planting,
for thy glory.”
I come to thee for the grace another day will require
for its duties and events.
I step out into a wicked world,
I carry about with me an evil heart,
I know that without thee I can do nothing,
that everything with which I shall be concerned,
however harmless in itself,
may prove an occasion of sin or folly,
unless I am kept by thy power.
May I engage in nothing in which I cannot implore thy blessing,
and in which I cannot invite thy inspection.
Teach me how to use the world, and not abuse it,
to improve my talents,
to redeem my time, 
to walk in wisdom toward those without,
and in kindness to those within,
to do good to all men,
and especially to my fellow Christians.

And to thee be the glory.”


All pictures on today’s post were taken by my beautiful daughter.
And don’t forget that Thursday is a very good day to study some Systematic Theology… My friend Diane hosts Thursday Theology, A Compact Course on Systematic Theology. Today’s study is found here.

6 thoughts on “>A Borrowed Prayer… for Busy Days

  1. >Regarding busy days you said, "They teach me (mostly by force) how to manage my time more wisely and how to set priorities in order." Ain't that the truth? At any rate Becky, I so love the Valley of Vision. I think if I only had two books to chose from I would pick the Bible and the Valley of Vision. And, lastly, beautiful pictures! What can I say? The girl's got talent…just like her momma! Love you! xoxoxo


  2. >First of all, Becky, I wish I only had ONE draw that was difficult to keep organized. :)Second…these are beautiful prayers and words, and I'm very grateful you shared them. You've blessed me greatly today!


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