Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Kitchen Prayer

A decorative stove in Betty Bakery
--Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY


"A Kitchen Prayer"


O Lord of pots and pans and things,
Since I have no time to be
a great saint by doing lovely things,
or watching late with Thee,
or dreaming in the dawnlight,
or storming Heaven's gates,

Make me a saint by getting meals,
and washing up the plates.
Warm all the kitchen with Thy Love,
and light it with Thy peace;

Forgive me all my worrying,
and make my grumbling cease.
Thou who didst love to give men food
in room, or by the sea,
Accept the service that I do-
I do it unto Thee.


19 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I've enjoyed catching up with you this morning, Pat. The poem and stove are wonderful.

Wow, what a gorgeous wedding! Happy Anniversary to your son and daughter in law!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!

Great poem/prayer! I've never heard that. And what a darling old stove. My grandmother had a big old stove like that one in her basement summer kitchen. I loved that summer kitchen when I was a child - great memories!
thank you Pat!!

Hugs, Sherry

Marilyn said...

Great Kitchen Prayer.... Love the stove!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a lovely prayer:) And I LOVE that stove:D

Vee said...

Oh I've always like that little verse and it was on a plate that I received for my first wedding. It broke, but I should try to do something with it in my craft room. Isn't that stove great?! I'd love one just like it.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I like that prayer...and will say 'amen' to that. And the stove is a wonderful reminder of days gone by.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, that is a WONDERFUL poem and so, so true. Jesus spent a lot of time feeding people, both physically and spiritually, and He said that when we give another a cup of water in His name, there is reward there.

And your kitchen is a very well blessed place!

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Willow said...

I really like that prayer, especially the final line 'I do it unto Thee'. Have a happy weekend!

Joyce said...

I wish I had that stove:) My Mom had two stoves. One in the kitchen and one in the basement. Cute poem.
Joyce

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Love the stove and the prayer even more!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I made a copy of that poem to put in my kitchen. I don't cook for my family like I used to. They do most of it and entertain for us. My oldest son had a stove just like that in his first home in Kingston New York. In fact everything they had in their house came from yard sales and thrift shops. The house looked like something out of county home magazine. Nice post. Thanks for sharing. Blessings
QMM

Couture de Papier said...

Wow love it!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!
They look so happy.

Brenda said...

Love the kitchen prayer AND the stove!

Marg said...

What a great reminder of understanding how we can use our kitchens to share many family memories.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful way to start the day, the week... And that old stove is lovely! Happy Day, Pat :o) ((HUGS))

Melanie said...

Love the pic Pat. Sorry this is such acatch up. No more trips for a while now. :-)

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

What a great poem and that stove is too cute!!

Happy Anniversary to the happy couple!!

Loved the tour of Coney Island. You are always such a wonderful tour guide :)

hugs,
rue

Arkanzo said...

Muito maneiro...