The Morning Prayer

The Morning Prayer

Poem By: Danielle Bednarcik 

Imagine you've just had a long drive, moving from out of state and you're really tired, burned out, and you wonder if you've made the right decision. Did you hear God's voice? That was me, 4 years ago.

With a clear, confident voice, your 6-year old granddaughter begins to sing:

"I wake up in the morning,

I see the trees and sky.

I go outside.

I see the birds and the butterflies,

I say a little prayer for someone.

Then I do something for someone.

Our brains are for thinking about God.

Then we say a little prayer for someone.

We do something for someone."

Danielle explained to me, "Gramma, you don't hear God with your ears. You listen with your heart. And then you sing what you hear in your heart."

I wrote Danielle's song in my journal because it reminds me how to pray and how to live each day, one sunrise at a time.

My brain is for thinking about God, not for second-guessing, third-guessing, and then doubting myself. Whatever mistakes I may have made are already covered. The resources have already been set aside. Nothing is impossible with God.

What have children taught you? How has it impacted your life? Have you written those lessons into your life story book? 🙂

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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Cyn Rogalski February 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

And a child shall lead them…
Beautiful Susan!


Susan Schiller February 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

Amen, and that is the truth!

Thanks so much, Cyn 🙂


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