Monthly Meditations

Today I pray...

Today I pray for the courage to face the challenges that come my way.
Today I pray for the compassion to understand the fears and joys of those around me.
Today I pray for the awareness to really see... all that is in my surroundings.
Today I pray for the strength to move towards that which I am seeking.
Today I pray for the peace that I long to hold in my heart.
Today I pray for the gentleness that will help me be present to others.
Today I pray for the love that God has to give me.
Today I pray for patience with myself and others as we cope with new ways of doing things due to the pandemic.
Today I pray for the inclusion of all people, of all your children..
Today I pray for safety as we face demonstrations, fires and hurricanes.
May I walk through life knowing you are with me in all things.

A Companion for the Journey

Some days, God, I feel abandoned,
left alone,
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.