Give Us This Day

 Give Us This Day

by David Johnson

We wake up in the morning

Turn our faces from the warmth of God

And follow that elusive coin

That leads us far away from him


Few will stop, look up, and say

“Thank you, Father, for this gift

I’ll hold it close – invest it well

And make it like no other day.”


Don’t take this gift and squander It

Give it meaning, give it life

Parse it, shape it, make it yours

Then take it on your chosen path.