Ruth speaks of "polishing this day," which is a brilliant way to describe your everyday prayers. Pray with polish today and make it shine!
Help me stay in the present tense today.
Keep the past where it belongs.
Even the future can be a stumbling block
if it slows me down now.
There's only so much room in my life
for what I need to carry.
If the world is an oyster
and inside it is a pearl, open it for me.
Polish this day, shine it up so I see it for the gift it is.
Allow me to be okay, right where I am,
even as I strive to be better.
Just once, filter out the static of what was
so I can be in this moment.
- Ruth Williams