Prayers To Go
Even on ordinary days
When challenges are smaller
Easy to absorb negativity around
I so Need my Daily Reminder Moments
Some are on my bathroom mirror
ex: “HIO – HAND IT OVER”
One is over the tub
ex: “BE STILL AND KNOW”
Some are in my kitchen
ex: “EVEN THO’… AM THANKFUL FOR …”
Beside my table where I eat
ex: “NOT TAKING THESE RAPIDS ALONE”
One that’s in my living room
ex: “I’M STILL LEARNING”
ALL ARE NEEDED REMINDERS FOR ME
The Fruitful Tree
Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is in the Lord.
They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by a stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
In the year of drought it is not anxious,
and does not cease to bear fruit.
A Natural Disaster
When cataclysm strikes, the spirit is tested.
The Earth has turned over in its sleep.
People have been crushed,killed,wounded.
Let us pray for the survivors that their lives may be rebuilt.
When cataclysm strikes, the spirit is tested,
wakes from its dream of immortality.
Yet the spirit cannot be crushed,killed,wounded.
Let us pray that everyone who has suffered may find
strength in the spirit.
Modern prayer from Gujarat, India
I embark upon this project with a modest prayer:
that its outcome will be the best that is possible in whatever circumstances have unfolded by the time of its conclusion.
Now let me roll up my shirtsleeves.
Modern prayer from Japan
O God, give me strength to be victorious over myself, for nothing may chain me to this life.
O Guide my spirit, O raiseme from these dark depths,that my soul transported through Your wisdom mayfearlessly struggle upward infiery flight.
For You alone understand andcan inspire me.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)