Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prayer for Daily Bread

We've had this photo up in our kitchen for many years. I've always loved it. I think there is a story behind it, but I don't know it right now. It reminds me of this poem:

God grant me the serenity
To live just day by day,
Not borrowing any troubles
That may later come our way;
To remember Jesus taught us
To ask for daily bread:
We should not ask for flour
To bake for months ahead.
-by Hilda Peterson Daniels

17 comments:

squawmama said...

Ruthis I love that picture too and the poem fits it just right...

HUGS,
Donna

♥ Kathy said...

Ruthie that was beautiful. Thank you.

Cherdecor said...

I love the serenity prayer and the picture.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Ruthie, I have always loved that picture, too! I've never hear that prayer before. I really enjoyed it.
Hugs, Terrie

nanatrish said...

Both are so pretty. My husband has very neat memories of that picture and I need to find him a copy.

Jan Parrish said...

I love this photo.

Susie said...

Love this photo:) It hung in our church fellowship hall.
xo

Technonana said...

Okay Ruthie... you and I have gotta talk... this same picture hangs over our breakfast table!!!
My grandchildren call it "Grandpa, praying"."Give us this day, our daily bread."

Charli and me said...

Good morning Ruthie, I have always loved that picture, and your right, it fits the prayer well. Thank you for sharing them both with us today. Happy day!

Smilingsal said...

I have always loved that picture. I feel it's important to thank God for our daily bread.

Clif said...

Great poem. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Like you, the first time I came to Phoenix, I couldn't believe my eyes. I couldn't find any grass--just rocks. I didn't like it at all. Isn't it funny the things we get use to? I still like a lot of grass. I just don't like to mow it. There is an area in Phoenix called the garden area. They have grass and green trees instead of desert rocks and plants.

Susan B said...

Hi Ruthie,
A beautiful poem. I love that picture too!

Sharon said...

I have always admired that picture as well. I have a cute story about it. When my oldest son, Mackenzie, was a teenager he brought that picture home from the Goodwill to hang in his room. I thought it was so touching and sweet and I asked him what made him pick it. At the time he worked at a nursing home as an attendant to the elderly folks and he would play games with them, talk with them, help them eat, etc. He said that it reminded him of a sweet man that lived at the nursing home. It just touched my heart so much. He moved out and left the picture and I think I will always keep it and think of my son.

Hugs, Sharon

Envoy-ette said...

My mother has loved the same painting! She always regretted passing it up.

Sweetie said...

Ruthie, There is something about this picture that warms my heart. I am copying the poem. It deserves a spot on my refrigerator.
Sweetie

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful picture, and a lovely poem.....and so true. Wishing you a wonderful weekend Ruthie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Deb said...

Hi Ruthie! That a beautiful picture, I love that we are to take one day at a time. This means no worries for tomorrow because we do not know if tomorrow will come. Deb