March 30, 2008

From The Tongue To The Lips

It seems to be my yearly thing to post the following, so I'm just doing my duty, mostly as a reminder for myself.


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

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17 comments:

  1. That is an amazing quote, and one I needed to read today and often.

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  3. Oh my. This for me. I'm going to copy this down and remember it.

    I saw some "guru" interviewed on a talkshow and he posed the question is it better to be "right or nice" in certain situations. While I know that there is right and wrong and I am convicted to stand up for what I believe in, a reminder of humility is always needed.

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  4. Oh, AMEN! I don't think I got a handle on my tongue until I was 30. Well that implies that I do have a handle on it, but trust me, compared to when I was 22, I do.

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  5. I just jotted that down to keep, too.

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  6. ahhh words of wisdom. That I need to print out and read everyday among others.

    mind if I steal it from ya? :-D

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  7. beautiful prayer. the grahams are amazing people.

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  8. Great quote, I will have to copy that one down, perhaps as my own reminder :).

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  9. That made me giggle. I don't remember ever reading it before. I need to go write it down.

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  10. *Smiling* That's a great quote.

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  11. Hmmmmm...I've needed this prayer since I was young (not that I'm old now!).

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