In Others’ Words: Prayer at Its Best
I always get to Friday and pause … look back to Monday’s post … and consider all that has transpired between the hopes of that “then” and the realities of today’s “now.”
Monday included moments of celebration — really? I finaled in a writing contest? — and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday included cold splashes of reality that brought me to knees. And yet, I determined to find a reason to say “this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it” even as I struggled to breathe through the ache lodged in my heart.
There were moments of laughter … and times when I sat on my kitchen floor and mustered the strength to scratch my dog’s ears because, well, there’s something comforting in petting a dog when life doesn’t make sense. Yep. Just sit and pet the dog.
There were too-late nights and early mornings … but the early mornings were ones that arrived with the coolness of a Colorado breeze through my bedroom window and the chance to walk with a trusted friend who listened and never, ever, tried to fix me, or what was broken.
I had work to do — too much at times — but work is good. It’s part of the dream.
And even in the midst of this week that derailed at times … there were moments where I could pray “thank you” … always moments where I could pray “thank you.”
And the biggest reason I can say “thank you” is that I am not talking to myself … or sending those two words out into the vacant universe … I’m not wasting my time or my breath … I am saying “thank you” to Someone who is listening, who cares, who, as I told my friend this week, “steps into our messy lives because he loves us that much.”
In Your Words: What prayer have your prayed this week? What does “thank you” express to you?1 blogger likes this post!