Prayer & Praise
We are strange conundrums of faithfulness and fickleness.
We cleave to you in all the ways that we are able.
We count on you and intend our lives to be lived for you, and then we find ourselves among your people who are always seeking elsewhere and otherwise.
So we give thanks that you are the God who yearns and waits for us,
and that our connection to you is always from your side,
and that it is because of your goodness that neither life nor death nor angels nor principalities nor heights nor depths nor anything in creation can separate us from you.
We give you thanks for your faithfulness, so much more durable than ours.
Walter Brueggemann. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (p. 135). Kindle Edition.
Praying for you big brother
The carpal tunnel is eating me alive this morning, so that is much appreciated.
I love this: “We count on you and intend our lives to be lived for you, and then we find ourselves among your people who are always seeking elsewhere and otherwise.”
I want to thank you for your prayers for my husband– his surgery went very well and he is recovering at record speed. We had hoped that we’d be done with with surgery, but we need to see an oncologist as well for possible chemotherapy. Your continued prayers are coveted.
Michael–I’m so sorry to hear your carpal tunnel is so bad. I’m keeping you in my prayers.
praying – may God the Holy Spirit grow deeper into every home tonight, strengthening and comforting all – His peace that truly passes our understanding
so many tests of physical and spiritual endurance… God be our strength and our praise – our joy