By Francis Anthony Govia
Four out of ten of the Chronicles of Love were posted in February in the Spiritual category of the Muffin Post. Friends in Colorado sent us greetings and thanked us for inspiring them with these writings. It is our hope that they will inspire others, and we have posted them in the order and completeness that they were written borrowing inspiration from others. May they bring happiness to your life.
First Chronicle of Love
God is great
God is good
God is merciful
God is kind
God is pure
God is love
Let every man who has breath praise the name of the Lord
Let us praise God’s holy name
Second Chronicle of Love
God is the center of my universe
He is all that I am
He is all that I will be
Through him miracles follow miracles
And success never ceases.
I praise God and express my gratitude
I profess my love for others and give to those who deserve it
I am a leader
I am not a follower
I am a lender
I am not a borrower
God is my answer
God is my prayer
God is my guide.
Third Chronicle of Love
Into God I come
Through his love I become
A source of life I am
A core of life I am.
Fourth Chronicle of Love
Thought I was born in pain
I will not despair
For God rights my feet
To form my first step
God levels the plane of a bumpy pavement
He is my defender in days of injustice
God is the joy that wipes tears from my face
He is my potential when I long for an achievement
God is the means by which I see the journey
He is the expression to remove my dumbfoundness
God is my perseverance whenever I am challenged
He is my fame when others surround me
With limitless Faith
That God gives to me,
God is my first love.
The Fifth Chronicle of Love
Please start my day with love
Fill my day with love
End my day with love.
Bless me always
Enlarge my life
Take me beyond where I am now
And let me serve your people
I come to you in prayer
I ask for your grace and guidance
I pray to do good at all times
And on days when I fail to do all that you ask
Please lead me back to you.
The Sixth Chronicle of Love
God is our protector
He is our strength.
Although we struggle we are not destitute
Through God’s generosity and fairness
We know of prosperity in this generation
A child of God feels no misfortune
That is too much to bear
We rise up after months of trouble
and create all things beautiful
Yesterday we were less than our peers
Today we rejoice because of the goodness of God.
The Seventh Chronicle of Love
Please take my hands and let them work incessantly for thee.
Please take my mind and let it be the creator of good.
Please take my mouth and let it speak of thy grace
Please take my eyes and let them appreciate the beauty you created.
If my life is not perfect
Please take it and rework it to thy will
Take my sins
But do not sit in judgment of them,
Take them and dash them away.
Let me witness the miraculous power of your gifts.
Let me, Oh, Great God, be a sterling example of your handiwork
Let me forever praise your name to all the generations
Saying God is good
He is my father.
The Eight Chronicle of Love
In the week that God took our unborn sons
We went to Tobyhanna to ease the pain.
All that is born is a gift of God
And from all that is lost springs hope anew.
God sees all things.
He sits silently in the center of us and repairs our breakage.
God knows of a father who weeps
And of a mother who bleeds the blood of her unborn sons,
God’s works and all his wonders are to be respected
And his decisions need not be understood.
The Ninth Chronicle of Love
Thank you for the morning
Thank you for the sunshine
Thank you for the air that we breathe
Thank you for eyes that we may see.
Thank you God for shelter
Thank you God for music
Thank you for work
Thank you for transport
Thank you for friends
Thank you for food
Thank you for mobility
Thank you for wealth
Thank you God for sharing all that you created
Thank you, God, for your love.
The Tenth Chronicle of Love
Blessed is a man who loves others
His name will be remembered by every generation
His deeds are sacred –
His life witnessed
With words written upon a stone
Beneath the earth he lies.