20.12.22: The best I can

Context: I finished writing this prayer-poem on Sunday evening, after a quiet day spent trying to recover from a migraine, which I think has been caused by dose changes in two of my medicines. Yesterday I gave up, and put them both back to where they were last week, in the hope that this might help.

I love you, LORD (Psalm 18:1; NLT). 

God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14; NLT). 

I love you, Lord, the great I AM,
And long to be the best I can.

I want to serve you as I ought:
Please help me to correct each thought.

I want to bless in all I say:
Please help me with each word today.

I dedicate my life to you:
Please help me, Lord, in all I do.

I worship you, the great I AM –
May I become the best I can.

This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (Ephesians 4:13; NLT).


We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV). 

Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NIV). 

Do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:14; NLT).

Worship the Lord your God and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him (Colossians 3:10; NLT). 

Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24; NLT). 

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

The Rosary Hospital

Slowly, slowly, the hospital is taking off. I’m now receiving orders, have a promise of more broken rosaries, and have bought suitable packing materials for posting rosaries to their new homes. It’s already clear that there is a demand for rosaries for people with sensory issues. Here is one I’ve made for an elderly lady with dementia. It’s not completely finished, but I don’t hurry to cut the cord before I’m ready!

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