Thursday, September 5, 2013

the sounds of prayer

When we don't know what to pray....

When everything is in chaos.

When our daily life is in turmoil and we don't have an end in sight.

When our personal life is upended and unsettled.

When the local news is all shootings and children dying.

When the national news is war, violence, and celebrations of death.

When the shouting is too loud and too contradicting.

When the battle of who is right and who is wrong becomes more important.

When we don't know what to pray.

When we don't know where to pray.

When we don't know why to pray.

Silence, sighs, groaning, tears .... these are the sounds of prayer.

Romans 8:26-27
"26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirits intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."

Lord have Mercy
Christ have Mercy
Lord have Mercy

"Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen."
- Book of Common Prayer Compline

-Debra Kellerman

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