A Prayer For The Ages

I’ve shared the name Warren Johnson. Warren lives in Forks, Washington. He is a Corrections Officer in the Washington Prison System. He also, because of his faith and vision, studied, applied and received a Licensed Minister authorization. Now he’s serving the Congregational Church of Forks.

Over the years—okay, decades, about to start the fifth—there are few pastors for whom I have greater respect and appreciation. Warren’s the real deal. He never amputates the Gospel. Rather, he has brought together the pastors of Forks and meets with them to pray and to consider the ways in which Christ’s command to care for “the least of these” can become manifest. He leads his congregation in community ministry where the hungry are fed and clothed [lots of rain in Forks—over 100 inches annually] and given comfort.

As 2015 concluded and 2016 is the correct date on all correspondence, Warren sent me this prayer. I treasure it, have printed it and will now have it benefit my prayer life each dawning day. In short, Warren’s ministered to me…and I’m the better for it.

Dear God,

Your will

Nothing more

Nothing less

Nothing else.

Dear Lord, let me repeat:

Dear God,

Your will

Nothing more

Nothing less

Nothing else

May the Holy Spirit give you the knowledge and wisdom through God’s will. Amen.


About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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