In Everything We Do

A Kitchen Prayer

by Klara Munkres

 

Lord of all pots and pans and things

Since I have not time to be

A saint by doing lovely things or

Watching late with Thee

Or dreaming in the dawn light or

Storming Heaven’s gates

Make me a saint by getting meals and

Washing up the plates.

 

Although I must have Martha’s hands,

I have a Mary mind

And when I black the boots and shoes,

Thy sandals Lord I find.

I think of how they trod the earth,

What time I scrub the floor.

Accept this meditation Lord,

I haven’t time for more.

 

Warm all the kitchen with Thy love,

And light it with Thy peace

Forgive me all my worrying and make

My grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food,

In room or by the sea

Accept this service that I do,

I do it unto Thee.

 

poaching pears for winter (photo credit - fairweatherpaddler)
poaching pears for winter
(photo credit – fairweatherpaddler)

 

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