I met Roy Gregory many years ago when we were both members of a group of spiritual directors in Soul Space at Greenbelt. He was the Pastor of Ashley Church in St Albans. We became good friends. He was responsible for setting up The Annunciation Trust web-site, and became our web master. It was his idea that led to he and I editing “The God you already know”. We’ve stayed in regular contact ever since.
The other day I received an email from him, which I’d like to share:
Dear Henry, I was reminded today what a friend wrote on our church notice board recently: “ I have been feeling a little stressed and grumpy as things are very busy at school but then I remembered a humorous prayer that you may be familiar with and it made me smile. My dad wrote it out by hand and kept it by his bedside and I now have it as a memory.”
With Roy’s permission, and that of his friend, I share that prayer:
SO FAR TODAY I’VE DONE ALRIGHT. I HAVEN’T GOSSIPED. I HAVEN’T LOST MY TEMPER. I HAVEN’T BEEN GREEDY, GRUMPY, NASTY, SELFISH OR OVERINDULGENT. I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT. BUT IN A FEW MINUTES GOD I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GET OUT OF BED, AND FROM THEN ON I’M PROBABLY GOING TO NEED A LOT MORE HELP. AMEN ‘