So I was sitting here about to write a rather scathing piece on some recent incidents where both my religion and by extension, myself, were verbally attacked. I was geared up due to the fact that I have a headache and I am not in the best of moods. Suddenly though, one word came to mind which turned both my mood and the direction of my blog, completely around. That word? PRAY!
If you are experienced or a just a beginner....pray.
If you are standing up, sitting down, lying back, hitting your knees, taking a walk or in your car....pray.
If you are scared, happy, sad, joyous, lost, lonely, upset or mad....pray.
If you are out of home, out of a marriage or out of a job....pray.
If you need money, friends, family or help....pray.
If you are hurting yourself, hurting others, hurting the world or the world is hurting you....pray.
If you are using, addicted or detoxing....pray.
If you are healthy, sick, struggling, fighting, working, playing or just listening for an answer....pray.
Pray for your kids, your family, your husband, your wife, your parents, your grandparents, your friends and most of all....your enemies.
Pray for our country, our world, our soldiers and our leaders.
Pray for our churches, the faithful, people who have never found faith, people who have lost faith and people who need faith.
Pray for the sick, the dying and the abused.
Pray for those being persecuted for praying and pray for Israel.
Pray for those who are always there, those who show up and those who never leave your side.
Pray for those traveling and those coming home.
Pray for doctors, lawyers, clergy and politicians.
Pray for happiness, health and peace.
Pray for me.
Pray for you.
It can be as intricate a prayer as a Novena or as simple a prayer as "Please God...help me." You can list your needs, trust Him to know your heart or simply thank Him for your day. All prayers are heard and all prayers are answered. Ask and you shall receive.
So there you have it. The word for today is PRAY. Do it now.....do it later and..... do it often. And after going back and reading this totally unexpected and inspired blog....I just have to say, I really think I did good today!
Happy Sunday everyone!