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Good God... It's Morning! No! Good Morning God!

February 08, 2017

All depends on prayer. Begin with it and end with it.
Mary MacKillop 1890

I don't know about you, but I find it really hard to pray in the morning. All I can manage is a 'Yes!' - even though there will be times later during the day when it will be a 'Yes, but?'

As I lie in bed at night I think of what I really enjoyed and valued that day...

Today God has been so good to me. Mary MacKillop 1874

That becomes my 'thank you.'

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Mary MacKillop 1907

It comes from deep within...

Our good God sees the heart.Mary MacKillop 1871

It can cover moments of love across a great range of people, but always begins with those who are nearest and dearest.

  • Where did I bring love into the lives of all I met today?

The challenge is life-long, but I must face it one day at a time.  By the time I've looked back at the day, I am almost asleep, relaxing with a God who understands.

I know Mary MacKillop is right from my own experience.  My day would be very different without prayer.

  • How do you go about it?

Lord, teach us to pray!

(Luke 11:1)



This extract from 'The Little Brown Book’  (pp 62-3) has been used with the kind permission of the authors, Sue and Leo Kane.

‘The Little Brown Book’ can be purchased on-line, or from Mary MacKillop Spirituality Centres across Australia: and Pauline Books and Media: