AND, LORD, WOULD YOU JUST….

Of course, I’m in jest with the prayer below, but I have told you before that I sometimes even tell jokes to God. We have fun together! Same is true for the picture. I told my kids I needed a picture of me pretending to pray, so it was staged. We were eating at a Mexican restaurant. God is part of my family and I am ever so grateful.

My hope for you is that you know Him in that way. He loves you. He wants to be your Friend; albeit, He wants priority time from you and He wants it given with a thankful heart.

Lord, I’m so thankful for:

      Food,  friends, family and fun

      Sunshine, showers, strawberries and sons;

      Peanut butter, pie, pencils and pets;

      Jelly, jump ropes, juggling, and jets;

       Marriage, memories, money, mustard;

       Canes, candy, computers, and custard;

        Telephones, tigers, teapots and toast;

         Romps, rings, rainbows and roast.

And, Lord, while looking at this a second time,

I see I’ve named food on every line.

Could you manage to make every calorie…….

Small?  Like in cucumber, lettuce, and celery.


John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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38 Responses to AND, LORD, WOULD YOU JUST….

  1. shoreacres says:

    What a fun poem! Still, what’s a few calories among friends? On this day, even with all the chaos around us, pecan pie endures — and for that, I’m thankful!

  2. What a great prayer! I am very thankful for you and your writing.

    Blessings.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for sticking with me, Michael. You know I’m dead serious on occasion, but I just enjoy my relationship with the Lord so much. I want to leave a testimony behind me that He is joy with a common touch as well as joy with majestic praise. Anyone who sells out to him is in a ride for their life. He is Adventure!

  3. c.f. leach says:

    What a lovely prayer and poem. I’ve always believed concerning our Christian walk we should have a balance. Because I do believe our God does have a sense of humor. Have a Happy Thanksgiving—Blessings and Peace.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for confirming that component of our Lord. So much comedy is vulgar and antithesis of Him, some might think humor itself is wrong. No, it is a pleasant part of our emotions. And they come from God. Be blessed and pass it on

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    I am very thankful to have gotten to know you better this past year. May God continue to bless you and your family. Happy thanksgiving.

  5. Gersom Clark says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family, Oneta!

  6. joyroses13 says:

    Love your prayer! I have often said God does have a sense of humor! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving Oneta!

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Yes. He wants priority time given with a thankful heart.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Oneta!!!!!!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Benjamin,
    Brother’s Campfire🤠🔥

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m glad to have a name for you, Benjamin. I have taken note of Brother’s Campfire and I’ve visited each time I see you. Today’s poem “When Father Carves the Duck” is my kind of poetry. Love it. I will be following you home each time I see you; it is always worth the visit to your blog.

  10. Faye says:

    Fun prayer. Thank you for expressing creative joy!
    THANKSGIVING to God today for WHO He is …….the Great I am of Biblical History. The Eternal ONE. Thanks for EVERYTHING! Not just one day but every day we live and breathe. A-men!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you Faye. I hope your day has been pleasant in whatever fashion you have passed it. I will continue to have company for a few days. Most came and went back home today. I did see my little Oliver. We had a five generation picture. I’ll post probably.

  11. I love your great sense of humor. I was just filled with joy there for a moment!

  12. Haha! I love that God has a sense of humor. I was praying this morning and thanking God that He’s bigger than a virus ” … but then, just about everything is bigger than a virus, isn’t it?”

  13. gifted50 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Jean Herrington says:

    So sweet, cute, and funny! Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Best poem/prayer ever!! I may have to use that one the next time my kids are here for dinner.

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