May 23, 2006

Prayer of a Middle-Aged Woman

I am not even sure what age is "middle-age" for a woman. 40? 35? Am I closer to it than I think? It seems everyday I have a new reminder that I am a grown up with responsiblities... how is it that I am just now realizing this?

Dear Lord,
Thou knowest better than I myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest, Lord, that I must have a few friends at the end.

-Ruth Bell Graham


  1. When you find out what the age is, let me know. I'm probably closer than you! LOL

  2. That is a fantastic quote. And yes, I have a feeling I'm closer to middle age than you are!

  3. Well into the middle age zone here, and that prayer is beautiful. So perfectly right. RBG always hits it on the head, doesn't she?


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