Does your feeling of peace get disrupted when you are interrupted? Does it disturb your calm to get a call in the middle of your prayer, especially when you discover it was spam? Do you become unsettled when something gets lost and you can’t find it?
So many things can interrupt those feelings of peace for me. And yet, I long for more peace and less violence in our world. So I am going to pray for every situation and person and disruption to be blessed and look for what is right and helpful in them.
I am thankful for those who serve our country and for those who have sacrificed for it, especially those who have given their lives. I am also thankful that many of us will be able to finally see some of our friends and relatives who live in different places this weekend.
Sometimes I can think about what is lacking rather than all that I have to be thankful for. Today I simply want to give thanks.
Grief. Sometimes life throws such loss at us, that we can barely breathe through our grief. Sometimes grief pops up years later for someone or some thing that we miss. Different people grieve differently and yet, grief is universal.
Faith can give us strength to keep moving forward. Faith can help us hold onto the good memories and to live out meaningful legacies. Faith can fill those places within which loss ripped out from us. Holy Love will not let us go.
Today I pray for all of those who are grieving. May you be filled with the strength and assurance of Holy Love by the Divine Comforter:
I have no idea why WordPress is not letting me update my Prayer starter page for last week or this week. My thought for today was for those who are unable to get the medicine that they need. I have been without the medicine that I need for about a week. While that has been a struggle for me, I know there are many places medicines aren’t available at all.
I am going to try to publish this bit as a test to see if my site is too full.
Sometimes even writers have no words. Sometimes, exhaustion, frustration, worry, depression, pain, confusion, and whatever else can get in the way of knowing what to say. I take great comfort in the words of Romans 8, reminding me that The Spirit knows us completely and prays for us, even when we don’t have the words.