Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Prayer for Today

Almighty God, who of Thine infinite wisdom hast ordained that I should live my life within these narrow bounds of time and circumstance, let me now go forth into the world with a brave and trustful heart.
~ John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer

This is my prayer today, for each of us- that we will go forth into this world with brave hearts, trusting that the Great God who calls us to our particular set of circumstances and knows the battles that must be fought today, that He will be with us, leading, guiding, protecting, providing.

Because for some of us, just getting out of bed is a full-on war.  Others must conquer foreign lands such as algebra, the minefield of teenage emotions, the war-zone like appearance of a house filled with kids and their friends, hard conversations with spouses, illness, debt, a difficult boss, the editor or critic who insists that you can't possibly say what you know you must (because it is your story after all) ... these and  the myriad other situations that require us to show up, be brave, and trust that God will see us through.

For though there be dragons- sometimes they are friendly...  

like this little dragon who found his way to my desk.  
He seems quite pleasant and encouraging.  
I hope the daughter who created him will let him stay with me a while.   

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24
Be brave today friend.  He is with us. Always

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