Monday, November 15, 2010

O God of Life

I don't have it all together. I often let doubt and fear take over, and I sometimes forget that my God is a good God who desires to bless me and create new beginning after new beginning inside of me and in my world. Lately I've been unsure of what to pray for in my life... and it's comforting to know that I don't always have to have the right words. It's enough to ask, beg, even plead for God to simply show up. To be near. To work in me in ways that I cannot communicate. He listens and cares and blesses us whether we ask for it or not. And he places people in our lives that can give their presence and their love that heals and encourages and acknowledges our paths.

I'm also grateful that when I don't have the words, someone else usually does.
This is my prayer tonight:

O God of life,
who chooses creation over chaos
and new beginnings over emptiness,
we bring to you the disorder of our nation
and the emptiness of our lives and relationships.
Bless us and all the nations with the grace of creativity.
Bless us and all people with the hope of new beginnings.

Source: Celtic Treasure: Daily Scripture and Prayer by J. Philip Newell

1 comment:

  1. Your words are beautiful and so comforting in times of frustration and confusion. But you bring hope to certain situations. Thanks lovely friend. (=