This may be early for some, but it is 21 September 2013 in my part of the world already and I offer this for the everyday peace of a few moments solace.
A Simple Respite
Father, may I sit and take my rest here, at Your House of Splendour?
I pray, You allow me this pause, to catch my breath and let my day drain out of me
I have returned from my labour and come bearing the work of my day
I humbly present my earnings and seek only a sign of Your approval
Your gentle frown tells me I have it
Blest, another side of me emerges:
Father, may I sit here, in the shade of a palm leaf?
To shelter, from the blazing sun the afternoon heat the walk up home and my daily chores
A gentle breeze stirs the air, cooling my body
Recovering myself I say:
My Lord, I thank You for letting me in and granting me blessings
I will return, to thank You and tell You how much pleasure they gave us
I pray I depart in Your good graces and will come back tomorrow to keep you company.