Prayer weaves its way throughout my being, throughout my day ... a strong fiber holding the pieces together, supporting me, lifting me ... a light breaking the darkness, revealing blessings, allowing hope.
Today, and for the next several days, weeks, months, I'm asking for your prayer to join mine...
- About the time most of us are eating lunch today, my sister Brenda will be in surgery for a fractured hip. She's not sure how long it's been fractured - she's been in pain for awhile, trying not to go to the doctor until her Medicare kicked in (why is there a gap between approval and coverage?) Yesterday the pain finally became too great to put off any longer.
- Please pray for the surgeon, for quick healing, for patience (she's facing two months of immobilization!), for my parents (she'll be staying with them) and for Medicare to declare this an emergency, bump up the start date, and cover the cost of surgery. Apparently they do that sometimes. I hope this is one of those times.
- Someone near to my heart is struggling, trying to find answers and relief to bouts of depression. Please lift them up ... pray that they are able to fight and escape the dark fog that envelopes their heart and mind right now. Help them focus on the bright areas and feel the love surrounding them.
- Another person near to my heart is dying. Although I haven't seen him in years, in another, younger life of mine, his family became my second one - I consider him my little brother. Please keep him in your prayers as he faces this next journey. Also please pray for strength and peace for his older brother - he'll be losing the last surviving member of his immediate family.
- Just received word that he passed this morning. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and for his brother and friends.
Unceasing prayer means to have the mind always turned to God with great love,
holding alive our hope in God,
having confidence in God whatever we're doing and whatever happens to us.
~ St. Maximus the Confessor
I am bringing my mustard seed of faith to prayer
just by showing up,
no matter how reluctant, ill prepared, or distracted I am in the moment.
~ Alice Camille