Granddad recently shared a memory with my mom that I’d like to share. He says that when he was seven years old (1934), his cousin Joyce made him two prayer plaques to hang on the wall of his room in his family’s home in Ailsworth. He says he doesn’t remember a day that he hasn’t said these prayers.
Below are the two prayers as he remembers them.
O Father, who didst all things make
That Heaven and earth might do Thy will,
Bless us this day for Jesus’ sake
And for Thy work preserve us still.
New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.
My husband and I actually saw where Granddad’s childhood home once stood, and the several others in a row just like it that are still standing on Main Street in Ailsworth. We also saw Castor Church where Granddad was Christened. I like to try to picture what it must have been like back then and all the wonderful memories in this blog help paint the picture.
That’s all for now. I will have a new Guest Memory to share soon.