January 5, 2007

Prayer For The Middle Aged Woman

I have just been in the mood to pull inspiration from the archives lately, and thought this was appropriate since I am approaching thirty years old this Monday.

And also a good reminder as we wise women start a new year...

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. Peanut Butter and jelly BoatsJanuary 04, 2007 7:57 PM

    Ah, a wise woman isn't she? I think I could say that prayer every night! I've heard from several people that the 30's were the best years of their lives. "Out of the mouths of 2 or 3 witness a thing is established." May your 30's be the best decade yet!

  2. Very nice prayer. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Now that 33 is creeping up on me, I enjoyed this quote more than you know. I should tape this to my bathroom mirror!

  4. That's a good one! I, too, will be thirty in a couple of months! I hear thirty is the new twenty. :)

  5. Wise, wise advice.

    Thank you!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm loving this one! How are you feeling about this turning 30 thing? I've always been excited to get there. And as Sheryl said I've heard it's the best years of your life.

  7. Happy Birthday! I'm 33 (this past November) and it seems surreal. You know what I love about being in my thirties? I've become more self-assured. I worry less about what people think. I am my own person, fearfully and wonderfully made by God. You'll love your thirties. : )

  8. Blogger hasn't been letting me comment for a couple days...but it's working now. Just wanted to say I love the quote from today and yesterday.

    It hasn't really sunk in that I'm 30. Guess it will take a bit!!!

  9. Happy early birthday! It's a big one -- hopefully you'll be celebrating in a "big" way. I turn 30 in October, and I have to admit I have not fully embraced the concept yet... :)

  10. I love this bloggy! I am guilty of lurking however you have WON my weekly little "Friday Flip UP" award. If you would like to get the code for it just drop me an email.

  11. I have been called bossy by friends before.

  12. Not only do we share a wedding anniversary but we almost share a birthday! Mine is Tuesday. :D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'll only be 26 but I'm thinking 30 is going to be a nice age. ;)


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