A Companion for the Journey

A Companion for the Journey

Some days, God, I feel abandoned,

left alone,

disconnected,

unable to handle even the simplest tasks.

 

I wander confused, trying to sort out

the next step,

the next responsibility,

 the next stage of the journey.

 

It seems there is no one

 to help sort out the challenges,

to help carry the load, to provide a shoulder cry on,

                                    and a listening ear.

 

You call me to wait, Lord, to wait on you:

to be still and stop the endless doing;

to be calm, and to stop the endless consuming;

to be quiet and listen for your leading.

 

You call me to discover that I never journey alone,

 that you provide companions for the journey

when I remember to seek them out.

 

You call me to discover that you are enough,

and I am enough,

because of you.

 

Amen

 

Prayer

Today I pray that I may have:

                Compassion for those in need;

                Respect toward all people;

`               Gentleness especially with those in pain or fear;

                Kindness in my actions;

                Patience when faced with perplexing situations;

                Strength that I may meet the needs of others;

                Humility to place others in positive regard;

                Courage to face what this day may bring;

                Hope that I may share it with others;

                Joy in living with God’s love;      

                Forgiveness for others and for myself;

                Gratitude for all the blessings I have received.

Amen