7/15/20 - Devotionals
The Rider’s Prayer
Dearest God in Heaven,
Give me strength to guide my horse. Make my hands soft & my head clear. Let my horse understand me & I him. My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals, let me never lose sight of it.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them, let that need never lessen. As the sun gleams on elegant head, always may my throat tighten at the sound of gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay & new bag of grain always be sweet to me. Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile.
The grace & splendor of a running horse, the thunder of its hooves makes my eyes burn & my heart soars – let it always be so.
Dearest God, grant me patience, for horses are harnessed wind and wind can be flighty. Let me not frighten or harm them, instead show me ways to understand them.
Above all, dear God, fill my life with them. I am not whole without them. When I pass from this world, send my soul to no heaven without them.
For this love you have given me graces my existence. I shall cherish it and praise you for it for all the time.