My good friend, Fr. Stott, will enjoy my contribution this week from my 1988 Prayer Journal. Al is from Germantown, PA. W. Hamilton Aulenbach (born 1898) was a well know Episcopal Church Rector and a Navy veteran in Pennsylvania. One of the churches he served at, St. Michael's in Germantown, was once described as "Germantown's liveliest church."
Being an old guy myself, I really related to a quotation of his below.
Blessings, love, and hugs, Fr. Jack.
It's great to be alive at 89!
"Lord do deliver me from blinking out my earthly days like a contented toad.
Let me find YOUR works forever new, wonderful, challenging.
Let me pass on please while I am hepped to the heels over some new project.
While I am here let me learn to ignore my creaking body,
I'll be so grateful if You'll help me keep my mental motor running."
"Those who take refuge in the Lord will be glad; they will sing out their joy forever." (Psalm 5)