I sit on the little balcony
of our apartment, Lord,
and marvel as 
as I watch the sun come up
and know that in spite of wars
and human frailty,
You continue to give
your gifts of sun,
rain, flowers, trees with fruit,
and snow in its season.
Thank you, Lord,
for your steadfast love.
In the midst of trouble
your faithfulness
lifts my eyes to another dimension
and gives a sense of peace.

Lamentations 3:22-23:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faith

 Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”



In this early morning
my song rises to you,
God of Creation.
Praise! Praise! Praise!
Thank you for the coming light.
Thank you for softly flowing breezes.
Thank you for puffy clouds
and trees, birds, bushes, flowers
and 72 degrees.
Thank you, Lord, for this perfect morning
and the time to enjoy it.