Praying for Peace

There is so much in this world I don’t understand. Sometimes I think reaching for understanding is what adds to our suffering, at times. Understanding can bring clarity; it can also bring confusion. Often there seems to be one more question and one more especially when the situation isn’t changing the way we had hoped.

Today, maybe even for the next hour, one hour at a time, I’m choosing to trust You, Lord. To put my focus on the beauty of this world, the truth in Your Word, the Love that You give and You are. One of the greatest ways the enemy steals from us is to rob us of the love You intended for us to enjoy. to be built up in, to be surrounded by.

Today, I pray for people everywhere who are alone and feel unloved. Through prayer, I enter in to the deep and dark places, the frightening places, the places I’d prefer not to go or even acknowledge exist, and I pray for Your light to shine. I pray for Your love to deliver, to set free the captives, to give sight to the blind, those physically and spiritually blind. I pray for rescue for the oppressed in body, mind and spirit whether through our own choices, others’ choices or demonic power.

Most of all I just pray for Love, Your love and the love of neighbours, to bring the light, the hope, the solidarity so needed. Together we can be love everywhere in all ways, all places and with all people. It is no one’s destiny to be alone.

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Dear God- I haven’t told anyone about this blog. I suppose I will at some point. Yes, I’m sure I will. But for now I just want a space to exhale with You. A place to come and breathe You in. A place to leave my worries with You and take Your magnificence with me. There’s a lot of people hurting in this world. I know beause I’ve met them along my own broken trail. I’ve tried everything I know how to fix my life and I’ve tried to fix them and it never works. The only One that works is You. Tall, loving, graceful, free-flowing wonderful You. But I’ve been trying to give out what I don’t always have. More of You. So, right now, I’m just coming to get emptied and filled. Just You and me. But, if there is someone who needs to read these posts, then by all means send them Our way. I love You, Lord. And I know You love me.. Whoever reads this, let them feel Your love, too.