To the Creator of the Universe, the Maker of my Soul, My Protector, My Guide, and My Friend:
Please grant me time here on this Earth. I need to know that I have time. Your creation and your gift of life are amazing. I love them, and I want to experience them all. I am so thankful to be here, right here, in this moment, but my greatest fear is that my time here will end before I can fully experience all the gifts You have to offer. If it so, please tell me…
That I do not have to do everything on my bucket list this year.
That I do not have to become who I eventually want to be right this minute.
That I have time to fulfill my promises to my children.
That I have time to settle, for the time being, for a career that is not really what I had planned on, because it provides the schedule and income my family needs.
That I have time to learn about all those subjects I am curious about.
That I have time to read all those books.
That I have time to become a better mountain biker, someday.
That I have time to hike the 2,000 mile
That I have time to do it in shorter sections before I do the whole thing.
That I have time to go to law school.
That I have time to change my mind if I don’t want to be an attorney.
That I have time to write a book, become a journalist, or take whatever door opens for me that I like.
That I have time to try and fail, and time to try again.
That I have time to build my own legacy.
That I have time to learn and experience who You really are; time to learn and time to understand what my purpose truly is here in your world.
That I have time to fulfill that purpose.
I want it all...I admit it, I want all You have to offer.
I have been living with a panic-stricken sense of urgency that I have to be everything I need to be and do everything I want to do today.
Your universe is vast and your gifts are boundless. I can’t do it all in one day…or one year. Please, give me time.