When I was growing up in Needham, Massachusetts, I remember seeing a picture on the wall near the front door of my home. The small squared frame had ‘Considine’ written at the very top in a nice and neat cursive.
Below ‘Considine’ was the date – 1985 – which represents the year that we moved into the house.
The prayer read:
Bless this house oh Lord we pray
Make it safe by night and day
Bless this roof and chimney tall
Let thy peace lie over all
I read that prayer over and over when I used to wait for my car-pool on the way to school. It was easy to read but it always resonated with me. The prayer made me feel so thankful to have a beautiful home to rest in. More importantly, it reminded me of the importance of family.
For that I am ever grateful.