“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” Isaiah 60:1.
It is sometimes hard to imagine that life could ever be different or ever change. We can sometimes feel like we do not deserve or wonder why God would ever want to bless us or our family. Why should he want to provide us with a miracle? Yet, the very fact that we rise each day is a miracle.
Believing in things that you cannot see can be hard. You can feel incredibly distant or disconnected. Sometimes we stop to notice the sights; other times we speed by them at the speed of light. The good news is that God notices us even when we speed by and regardless of what we believe or feel about Him.
Because He believes in and loves us - we rise!
Today pray to rise above the noise into a life that you believe in and love. Today thank God for noticing you and welcoming you with a miracle as you begin each day.
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 rise above the noise in our lives and for the miracles you give us each day. 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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Ya’ll have a beautiful day! Thank you!