August 28, 2020
Today we look at the “verse” of the Rider’s Prayer, For this love you have given me graces my existence. I shall cherish it and praise you for it for all the time.
simple sentences, with simple words like grace, cherish and praise for all
time. Words that we sometimes just read
and glance over, but if we take a moment. Pause and think about those simple
words. God has graced me with a special
love of horses, they have helped to shape who and what I am today. If I loved the cello, I would be a different
person than I am.
What love do you have that God has graced your
What has helped to shape and mold you into the
person you are today?
words “Cherish and Praise you for it for all time”. The love and gift I have with horses is
something that is God-given. I have
honed it and shaped it, but without God’s grace I would not have that
gift. I thank God every day that I have
the joy horses bring to my life. That I
can share the talents I have with others to make their day brighter when they
are around horses.
I am ever thankful
for God’s grace and think of Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from
yourself, it is a gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one may boast.”
Dearest God in Heaven,
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.
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
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.
grace & splendor of a running horse, the thunder of its hooves makes my
eyes burn & my heart soars – let it always be so.
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
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.
love you have given me graces my existence.
I shall cherish it and praise you for it for all the time.