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Topic: Hunger (11/08/04)

TITLE: More Please!
By Jean Boulmay


Give me more….I need more! There is plenty of food in the pantry, clothes in the closet, cars in the garage, and all that is needed for a comfortable life. What I desperately need more of, is the ability to see others through your eyes Lord.

When someone tailgates me while I am driving, instead of shooting them my famous dirty look, help me to remember, I do not know what is going on in their lives. Maybe they are in a hurry to get home to a sick child, or maybe they are angry because they lost a much-needed job. Please give me a helping of patience. Oh, I just remembered…cell phones, would you make that a double helping!

When that attractive woman down the street, who is ten years younger, and fifty pounds lighter, flirts with my husband… I need….Lord, I need an EXTRA large serving of kindness, patience, and maybe a little humor.

There are times when people treat me like I don’t exist. I would like a serving of humility. I just know this will work better than reciting all of my accomplishments, which I have already tried, but no one seems to hear. The humility will help keep me focused on you, instead of striving to impress other people.

When Aunt Marge and I have a pleasant conversation, and I find out later she has twisted my words into a powerful weapon that hurts those I love, please, please give me a serving of forgiveness. I would appreciate the portion size to be large enough, so that when I lift her up in prayer, it is with sincerity.

The widow lady I met last week is in need of a friend. Will you give me compassion for her needs and wants? I am asking for a caring attitude, to take the place of the impatience and selfishness that I have been feeling. Please give me a helping of joy too. I would like for her to know that it gives me joy to have the privilege to visit with her, and to be of assistance when needed.

When the wealthy, older gentleman from church acts superior to those less fortunate, I would like a serving of SOMETHING to eliminate my judgmental thoughts. I am not sure what to ask for, but I need something that will also cover my feelings that he is shallow, and not showing traits of a Christian.

…..Lord, I’ve been thinking. Maybe it is me that needs changing. Will you just fill me with love? If I have love, I will have everything I need.

Member Comments
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Corinne Smelker 11/15/04
Excellent Jean - a real winner in my book. What an honest prayer, and something that i know I have prayed on a regular basis.
Lucian Thompson11/15/04
Jean, what a wonderful prayer, one that I wish to offer up for myself, also. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Karri Compton11/15/04
What a great slant on this topic. We all could use more of what the Lord has for us. God bless.
Kathy Cartee11/16/04
Wonderful prayer.

All we need every day is More of Jesus.

Food for the Spirit.
Mitzi Busby11/16/04
Oh, than He would give us the desire for only that which is good and builds His kingdom. Good job!
Debbie OConnor11/17/04
Excellent article. I need some "More, Please" too. Thanks for a powerful reminder of what we really need to be filled with.
Deborah Anderson11/19/04
Excellent, Jean. God bless you.
Linda Germain 11/21/04
Excellent picture of an all you can eat "soul-food" buffet. :0) Nicely done.