Dear God, let me take single, slow steps today. You do not ask me to carry more than one day’s burden and I dare not try to carry tomorrow’s load for it may crush me. But so, too, must I look to this hour only, saving the next hour’s tasks for their time.
Step-by-step, Lord, you walk with me. I am like a wanderer walking a stony path: each footfall requires care lest I turn an ankle. I hold your hand, you light my way, you mark the safe course.
Lord, let me depend utterly on you in each moment. Let my devotion to each slow step crowd out worry over later challenges. Your grace will provide what I need, right now. Let me seek no more than that.