How did you handle experiences of the new? Do you feel excitement going to new places? Do you feel a little uncertain as to what might be expected of you? Do you have outright fear of having to meet new people, learn new rules, finding your way around in new places?
This morning with the prayer thought for those in new places, I am praying for those children who are placed in foster care. I am praying for the elderly who have reached the point of being moved to a nursing home or assisted living. I am praying for those with Alzheimer’s at whatever age whose disease confuses them and makes them feel like they are always in a new place. I am praying for all of us as we encounter the new today.
I give thanks to the Life-Giving Presence who never leaves us alone and gives us confidence and strength for whatever may come our way.
Please join me in my pondering and prayer: