Monday, September 7, 2009

A Runner's Prayer

Mile 0:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for this beautiful day! The fresh air is invigorating and the hint of fall in the air is refreshing. It is a great day for a run!

Mile 1:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for my health that allows me to be out here running and pushing myself physically.

Mile 2:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for this goal that I have of running the half-marathon in October. I pray for perseverence, discipline and good health to make it to the end.

Mile 3:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for that verse in the Bible about "casting off the weight so we can run the race"...does that imply that reduced weight trumps modesty in exercise and I can shed clothing out here on the trail?

Mile 5:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for "fearfully and wonderfully making me". I can no longer feel my legs. I pray they are still attached.

Mile 6:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for the fresh air. I wish I had some in my lungs.

Mile 7:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for this tree that you put here just for me to lean on.

Mile 8:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for band-aids that I can cover my foot in a sock-like manner as soon as I get home.

Home:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for Icy-Hot.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Classic! This isn't from personal experience, by chance, is it??

Jason said...

Love it!!

Liz said...

totally love it!!

Katy said...

I love your post, and totally thought of you at bible study tonight because we read a passage of Hebrews that totally fit this. I couldn't resist sharing:

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us alsolay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us."

Hebrews 12:1

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