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Sunday Morning Prayer

Most of the time, prayers that get written down in this journal are made as private entries. The goal is not to show off my prayer, but to let it be a conversation with God. But, for some reason, today I need the community of shared prayer. I need to share my prayer with others. I need to say what I would say in an entry as a prayer. If this makes you uncomfortable, don't read. I won't be offended. But I need to share this publicly.

Dear God,
Today my thoughts are about how you always minister in a journey. Several people I know are taking big steps on their journeys this week, and even more people I don't know are doing the same. I've thought about how you walked with your disciples and ministered to and with them as you journeyed. I also know that even though they were with you, they didn't always see your hand. Please help us to see your hand.
Help calm the storm that rages in many of us. Guide us on the path that we need to take. Help us utter the words you would have us say.
Admitting that things are going poorly with the RSD won't be easy tomorrow. Please help me to tell the doctor what needs to be told. Be with me as I take another step on this winding, scary road. Help others around me to have the peace they need. Help me to handle this with grace, not fear.
Be with my friends who are taking big steps. Help them see your hand in their choices. Comfort them if they feel weak. Guide them, and give them peace.
Thank you for everything you have provided for us today. Help us have the strength in weakness to trust you.



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Oct. 1st, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Praying out loud
Sarah taught me how to pray like you just did. Sometimes I will be going through a rough time and she will send me an email with beautiful prayers. It means more than just saying I'm praying, because she puts an actual prayer together for me. I've started to do that when my friends need prayer as well. This way they know that the prayers are real and they are not forgotten.
Oct. 1st, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
shared prayer
I like that idea. Thanks for sharing.
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