Since joining an international postcard exchange project three weeks ago, I've been randomly assigned to send postcards to new friends in Germany, Belgium, Japan, Ukraine, Russia, and Taiwan, a total of 26,846 miles. My latest post crosser addressee came from Finland with a request for horses. The angels whispered to check out the antique mall downtown. There on the third floor, I discovered a cache of old post cards in boxes. Rifling through the collection, I was about to give up, when the perfect card appeared. Cowboys' Prayer!
O Lord, I've never lived where churches grow;
I've loved creation better as it stood
That day you finished it, so long ago,
And looked upon your work and called it good.
Just let me live my life as I've begun!
And give me work that's open to the sky;
Make me a partner of the wind and sun,
And I won't ask a life that's soft and high.
Make me as big and open as the plains;
As honest as the horse between my knees;
Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains;
Free as the hawk that circles down the breeze.
Just keep an eye on all that's done and said;
Just right me sometime when I turn aside;
And guide me on the long, dim trail ahead--
That stretches upward towards the Great Divide.
Enjoy your day with the Angels, and saddle up with them for a new adventure.
Love and joyful blessings,