Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I was going to blog about a miserable old woman who, with one snarky little comment, ruined a good portion of my morning yesterday--a morning that had, up to that point, been going very well. "What should I have said to the bottom dweller that recently belittled my existence?" Well, I said nothing, which is probably good, and I'm totally over it now, so this blog is different than what I thought it might be. Counterintuitive.

After listening to Kendall Payne's "Pray" this week, I just cannot get the song, or the words, out of my head. So, here are the words for you to mull over, too. They are very counterintuitive.

I will pray for you now for you have been my faithful friends
While the road we walk is difficult indeed
I could not ask for more than what you’ve already been
Only that you would say these prayers for me

May your heart break enough that compassion enters in
May your strength all be spent upon the weak
All the castles and crowns you build and place upon your head
May they all fall, come crashing down around your feet

May you find every step to be harder than the last
So your character grows greater each stride
May your company be of humble insignificance
May your weakness be your only source of pride

What you do unto others may it all be done to you
May you meet the one who made us
And see him smile when life is through

May your blessings be many but not what you hoped they’d be
And when you look upon the broken
May mercy show you what you could not see

May you never be sure of any plans you desire
But you’d learn to trust the plan He has for you
May your passions be tried and tested in the holy fire
May you fight with all your life for what is true

1 comment:

hoesayfina said...

I am glad you didn't "zing" her.
Thanks for the lyrics. I will continue to mull them over.