Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Amidst tenderness that visits... I was thinking about the amazing power of prayer and how we create with our dear loving God of grace. Since a small child I have bowed on my knees in prayer in the midst of tears, sadness, triumph and joy. ... I could tell stories of amazing transformation and miracles, yet too times of sorrow where I argued with God in the questions and sadness. Is it not such a blessing that we can wrestle with, talk to, cry with, celebrate, and express that which is our innermost self to the dear Lord? It is in times of tears, and in times of joy, in times of strength, and in times of great vulnerability that I find deep solace in God's gentle whisper.
I am mindful of the great words of Martin Luther as he spoke of prayer...
"God cares for us so much that he is prepare to give us even more than we are ready to receive or ask for. Because he is offering us so much, we can pray with confidence...."
I do not pretend to always pray in confidence of that which I most hope for, or the healing of my hurts, or celebration of my triumphs.. yet I know I can express anything to the good Lord, and am confident in His infinite wisdom and love that amidst my humanity, the good Lord listens, whsipers, and is always there...
So today I pray for my joys, my saddness, my heartaches, my triumphs, my questions, my answers and in celebration for all those loved, all those who hurt, all those in need, and all those special souls that wander to this place.