Prayer of a Desperate Housewife

Jul 10

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the piles of clothes that need to be washed. I know we are blessed with much. Thank you that the washing machine works. The piles of clothes needing to be folded and put away are a testament to that. I praise you for the ring around the bathtub and shower. It proves we wash regularly and usually smell good. We also have running water – running hot water, for that matter – with which to take a shower.

You are a mighty God to provide us with a dishwasher. It always needs to be emptied and reloaded because you have given us much to eat. Speaking of much to eat, I praise you for the bathroom scales that often make me frown. I should know that the numbers prove how much – oh, how much – you provide.

I am also thankful for the run-down Hoover vacuum cleaner, Lord. It may smell like smoke when I vacuum, but it picks up the dirt so I don’t have to. And you know what? If I didn’t have a house, I wouldn’t have anything to vacuum. The homeless don’t spend Fridays vacuuming out their boxes. Thank you for my home.

God, I especially thank you for the messy playroom. The My Little Ponies and the Hotwheels prove you have blessed me with children – as well as the sticky hand prints on the fridge, the over abundance of crumbs under the kitchen table, the candy wrappers on the floor by the little Ninja Turtle couch, and the bicycle in the middle of the driveway. I praise you for all of that.

Lord, help me to be always mindful of everything you have provided. You are truly an awesome God. I am going out on a faithful limb, Lord. I’m even going to praise you in advance for the understanding husband who will come home and kiss me even though I didn’t get to use the washing machine you gave me, the old run-down Hoover, or even utilize the shower with the soap scum. Thank you Lord that he’ll love me even when the kids hair hasn’t been brushed, and dinner is not on the table. I know that Godly man will love me anyway. Thank you for him.


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  • HisFireFly Jul 10 at 6:45 pm

    Amen!! What a true and beautiful prayer from a grateful heart.

  • Chatty Kelly Jul 11 at 1:15 am

    Carol – whoa! I can SO relate to this post. It is the story of my day, every day. (Well, except PERHAPS the thankful part.)

    THANK YOU for the reminder of what I really have to be thankful for.

  • Angela Jul 11 at 12:18 pm

    LOL I have been trying to keep this kind of thing in mind too. To make stressors "bless-ors." The fact that everywhere I look in my house, there is something needing to be done, must mean we are very blessed!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Kimberly Hurd Horst Jul 11 at 1:16 pm

    So sweet! I just joined your blog because it is just what I need! It is soo good to be grateful for the ordinary things!

    Kimberly, Isanti MN

  • Sarah Jul 12 at 10:44 pm

    Love, love, love this!

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