Walk Together - 30 Days of Prayer for Families with PTSD - Day 12
“Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my chosen son; listen to him” Luke 9:35-36.
God doesn’t always speak to us from a cloud, but He does speak. We only need to give Him space to visit with us.
Sometimes His voice comes through another, sometimes through a pen, sometimes in the whisper of the wind, sometimes in a moment and then it is gone again. Sometimes it is only a few words, sometimes enough to fill a page.
Regardless of how they come and when they come, He says “Believe and go forward. Walk with me. Talk with me. Share your life with me. Open up your whole heart to me”
Prayer to move from Post-Traumatic Stress to Peace, Trust, Strength, and Discipline
Lord, thank you for surrounding us with your deep, deep love and covering us with your grace and mercy. We know that you want all of your children to live peaceful and prosperous lives. At times though, especially after someone has wronged us or we have been traumatized it is hard to move forward. We can get caught in a cycle of fear, worry, shame, and guilt that can distract us from walking with one another and You.
Help us to run with faith towards the foot of the cross trusting that You have everything that we need. Thank you for helping us to find space in our lives to visit with you Lord. Help us to focus our time and energy on the love, peace, and joy that You have planned for us. We ask that where our heart and soul are in turmoil that you bring us back to peace. We especially pray for peace and strength for those families in Uvalde, TX as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. We love you and look forward to our continued journey with You as we walk together toward a life filled with more peace, trust, strength, and discipline.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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