Lord grant me a steady hand, a watchful eye,
that none may suffer harm as I pass by.
You give life, I pray no act of mine
will take away nor mar in any way this gift you give.
Show me how to use this gift to benefit all others and
not to miss through lack of wit or love of speed the beauty that surrounds .
Protect those who drive with me.
Be with me Lord as I travel along so I may go in Your peace and harmony.
I say this prayer every time I get in my car before I drive off. Yesterday it alerted my guardian angel that once again she was on traffic duty and that I was driving. Today I am extremely grateful.
My husband and I had gone to the Gold Coast to do some special gift shopping as there are no big department stores near where we live. On the way home we were on the freeway doing 11o kilometres per hour (the speed limit) when a small blue car flew past us. It was dodging in and out, at one point cutting across all three lanes and it had to be doing 130kph. I had no sooner said to my husband “They’re crazy, an accident waiting to happen!” than they clipped a car and spun out of control. Seven cars were damaged through their thoughtless driving. We would have been involved had we not got out the lift on the wrong level of the car park at the shopping centre and had to walk up a level. Coincidence you may think but there have been two other coincidences in the last three weeks, Guardian Angel working overtime I say! I also add a thank you prayer because while I have no fear of death the thought of being disabled and a burden on my husband is one I don’t like at all, even though he assures me that I would never be a burden and I really do no that no matter what nothing can shake our love for each other. Just another blessing to be thankful for. So many blessings! I am reminded once again of the old hymn that goes:- Count your blessings, name them one by one……….. count your many blessings and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
The greatest blessing of all was that no one was killed. Hopefully the young girl driving is counting her blessings and learnt a lesson about the danger of reckless driving.