Thank you for the privilege of scrubbing this floor.
Thank you for the health and the strength to do it.
That my back is straight and my hands are whole.
I can push a mop.
I can feel the hard surface under my knees when I kneel.
I can grasp the brush and let my energy flow down into it
as I erase this dirt and make this floor clean.
Lord, thank you for everything that has to do with scrubbing this floor.
Bless the soap and the bucket and the brush and the hands that do it.
Bless the feet that are running in right now to track it.
Those feet are the reason I do it.
That are the living reasons for my kneeling here
– half to do a job, half in prayer.
A floor is a foundation. A family is a foundation.
You are our foundation.
Bless us all, and our newly scrubbed floor.
Marjorie Holmes, 1910–2002, American columnist and author
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named