Friday Morning Coffee #23

Good morning, friends!

This week's notable highlight? - Our roof is being replaced. I'm not sure who is more ready for them to be finished - the cat, who has had her naps mercilessly interrupted all week, or me, who's had to find pockets and corners of quiet to get some work done. I'm just thankful we are tucked in the first floor apartment. It might be a fishbowl, with all of its windows, but at least we're spared the worst of the noise.

I was thinking of this prayer this morning, and I thought I'd share it with you. It comes from the Book of Common Prayer (1928). It's one I find often on my lips, and this morning I'm praying it for all of us. 

We implore your grace and protection for this day. Keep us temperate in all things, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under our afflictions. Give us grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; and ready to do good to all, according to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways. Defend us from all dangers and adversities; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all who are dear to us, under your fatherly care and protection. These things, and whatever else you see to be necessary and convenient [suitable] to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.