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OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Hicks Want to Escape to the Sticks Again

Jesus, thank You for a wonderful camping trip and safety coming home — which now seems like a palace. Here, we endure a wee-hour bathroom hike of only a few steps. But, OMG, on this Monday morning, would you please bless this after-campout mess … and maybe make it disappear?  

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Making a Joyful Noise

O my God, some of Your children love to sing loud in church, and I’m one of them. While we know You’re not hard of hearing, we’re glad You’re not nervous, either.

Nailing the high note

What? … OMG, maybe the people in the pews in front of us are?

Earplugs, please.

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Smart Kid

O Lord, years ago, this little guy declared his blue Play-Doh snake was bigger than God. Upon further reflection, though, he decided that no, the thing he’d made wasn’t nearly as big as the God of the universe.

OMG, thank You that he continues to mold his life with that wisdom!

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Shhhh, Already!

Jesus, You Know our washer roars like a rocket launch during its spin cycle.

Our microwave’s “done” beep sounds like a threefold BLEEP.

Our car’s alarm probably will never go off amid a theft; no, it brays like a dinosaur-sized donkey whenever my husband dares pull a quarter from his pocket.

OMG, how can I be still and know You

when my world won’t shut up?

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Blessings in Disguise

O Lord, like birthdays we’d rather forget …

Road construction happens every year.


But OMG, You’re right, as always. What if both never showed up?

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Irate Expectations

O Lord, You know I’ve griped at two rosebushes because they refused to bloom. Lately, I’ve threatened, “Bloom, or I’ll feed you to the compost pile!” Finally, I consulted rose-raising directions … and discovered I’d been subjecting the bushes to feeding famine.

Likewise, OMG, if I go to You, the Expert, and read Your Directions, I might discover that smart nurturing, rather than negativity, will bud beauty in others.    

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Hurray for Band Teachers!

Jesus, You know my elementary band teacher encouraged me in so many ways. After watching grandsons perform with excellent school bands, OMG, I’m filled with joy in the musical talents You gave them — and gratitude for those who teach which drum to bang and which end of the horn to blow.         

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Pink Messages from God

Jesus, thank You for these small pots of begonias. My respiratory bug has delayed planting two big outdoor pots and flowerbeds. Still, OMG, Your luxuriant, little reminders shout that good growing days are ahead!    

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Please Hit the Pause Button

O Lord, don’t you think youngest children should stay kids? Or, at least, not be permitted to turn 40.

Today, on our son’s birthday, won’t you freeze time? OMG, an extra decade might help me accept that my 6-foot-6-inch baby is no longer a baby …

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Enough Energy to Power New York City

O Lord, You know Hubby and I try to keep up with our youngest grandsons. But OMG, after a rainy morning of hallway soccer, they didn’t need naps, but Grandma and Grandpa did!