050709cleanLord of all pots and pans and things
Since I’ve no time to be
A saint by doing lovely things,
Or watching late with You,
Or dreaming in the dawnlight,
Or storming heaven’s gates,
Make me  a saint by getting meals,
And washing up the plates.
Although I must have Martha’s hand,
I have a Mary mind;
And when I black the boots and shoes,
Your sandals, Lord, I find,
I think of how they trod the earth,
Each time I scrub the floor;
Accept this meditation, Lord,
I haven’t time for more.
Warm all the kitchen with Your Love,
And light it with Your peace,
Forgive me all my worrying,
And make all grumbling cease.
You who love to give me food,
In room or by sea,
Accept this service that I do ~
I do it unto Thee.”   
                    Author Unknown

20 thoughts on “Service

      1. Please don’t worry about that. You’ve thanked me enough, and I pray that all will be well for you and your family very soon. I am happy to have nominated you, just because I like your blog, so no pressure. You can accept it anyway or time that works best for you.
        God Bless! – Faith 🙂


  1. This is a wonderful poem. In my mother’s notebook of Sunday School Lessons, she has this poem, but hers, like yours, doesn’t list a specific author. My mother always said that some of the truest services for others came in the form of a delicious meal, a comfortable place to rest, and listening ears so they knew they were being heard.


    1. There are many opportunities to serve others with God’s goodness. We had a pastor who was always saying that we should serve the Lord by showing His love in practical ways.


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