517,200

As of today, I turn 59 years of age. I can hardly believe it.

That’s 21,550 days I have been gifted by God. The number staggers me. That’s 517,200 hours of opportunity for me to honor the one who has gifted and graced, fortified and forgiven, enlightened and invigorated, me.

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I must pray. Join me?

My Father in heaven, who am I that you should bless me so? But bless me you have, so incredibly far beyond my feeble awareness. Words fail me. Let my life be full thanksgiving to you and growth in you. Here and now I turn to afresh to you and, even ask all the more of you in the name of your Son Jesus: grant that whatever time is allotted to me be only used in ways that most fittingly honor you. Lead me to that end, your staff and your rod steering and correcting, prodding and protecting, me. All to the praise of your name and to the blessing of all others. Amen.