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I feel as if I have not done
one single thing right today.
This day has been one failure
failures at work
failures at home
failures with friends.
I feel worthless and tired.
Incapable of being
the person I want to be.
And yet, You love me still.
My family, friends and coworkers
love me still.
Thank You for such unconditional love.
Tonight I ask you to help me
for the mistakes of the day,
and to wake me in the morning
with the beautiful realization that,
once again, You have made me new.
- Abigail Wurdeman
More Daily inspiration
Daily prayer. Many of us aspire to it although we don't all succeed. For Muslim faithful, the athan, or call to prayer, comes five times each day.
Time to Pray is the story of Yasmin's visit with her beloved Tata, her Grandmother. Her first night with Tata, Yasmin is awakened by the athan as the muezzin at the nearby mosque calls the faithful to prayer. How can Tata arise so early, perform the necessary washing up and pray in the middle of the night? Wondering at her grandmother's devotion, Yasmin falls back to sleep.
In the morning, Tata assures Yasmin that one day she too will achieve the five daily prayers. Tata and Yasmin go shopping for a prayer rug and Tata makes her granddaughter prayer clothes as well. Tata and Yasmin pray at home. They pray at the mosque...
Oh, how we all love to read story about the down-on-their-luck family, who crafted a Christmas tree out of toilet paper tubes and gave out oranges to the kids as presents. Ever notice how those heart-warming stories are always set in the distant past? We're living in a time of high unemployment and the worst economy in decades, yet, I was in the malls at holiday time and no one was buying oranges.
Newsweek had a cover story recently: Money to Burn, Why Americans Can't Stop Spending...
- Chief of Pray, Susan Diamond