Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tuesday @ Ten - PRAYER


Today is Wednesday and I am ready (that was last week's word!) to join Karen for Tuesday @ Ten.

When I read this week's prompt, I knew the words would flow once I starting writing...

And, once I started writing in my journal this morning, the words did flow easily!  So, here it is...



This week's prompt is - Prayer:


Prayer - what we need in this world is prayer; and the one who hears our prayers...those prayers we cry out in the dark; and those we hold silently, deep in our soul.

Our prayers are lifted to the One who can give us strength and comfort and hold us together in our times of need...

When our heart is broken, hearing of tragedies around us; across the waters or down the street.

Tragedies that affect a single family, or many families; losses from a senseless shooting of many, or an accidental drowning of one.

Our hearts are broken; our lives are shattered...but we must go on, yet...how do we go on?

Should we go on?  Of course we should!

But, it is hard.

And, we reach out to others, share our concerns and heartbreak with each other.  We pull together - connecting in our heartbreak; loving and encouraging and leaning on one another to help us through it all.

And, we lift our voices in prayer, as one or as many.

We lift our prayers to God - our Father, the Savior of us all; the One who gives us strength and comfort; and gives us each other...to pull together in fighting for what we need and want...

Prayer.

My prayer; your prayer...

Joined together...

Connected.

And lifted on high!

And we are one in our thoughts; we are one in our suffering; we are one in our prayers!

Together...no matter what is falling around us; we are connected and share in these heart-breaking days.

As we remember the most recent tragedies, as well as so many others that have happened in our past history, let us join our hearts together in prayer.

We pray in many ways, yet I always come back to the prayer that Jesus taught to His disciples...






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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!!

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  2. Great post. I can only add this, from Tennyson's "The Passing Of Arthur" -

    If thou shouldst never see my face again,
    Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
    Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
    Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
    For what are men better than sheep or goats
    That nourish a blind life within the brain,
    If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
    Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
    For so the whole round earth is every way
    Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

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    1. Thank you, Andrew! Appreciate your reading and commenting with this from Tennyson...

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