Prayer & Praise
You, Lord, through your works have revealed the everlasting structure of the world. You, Lord, created the earth.
You are faithful throughout all generations, righteous in your judgments, marvelous in strength and majesty, wise in creating and prudent in establishing what exists, good in all that is observed and faithful to those who trust in you, merciful and compassionate; forgive us our sins and our injustices, our transgressions and our shortcomings.
Do not take into account every sin of your servants, but cleanse us with the cleansing of your truth, and “direct our steps to walk in holiness and righteousness and purity of heart,” and “to do what is good and pleasing in your sight” and in the sight of our rulers. Yes, Lord, “let your face shine upon us” in peace “for our good,” that we may be sheltered “by your mighty hand” and delivered from every sin “by your uplifted arm”; deliver us as well from those who hate us unjustly.
Give harmony and peace to us and to all who dwell on the earth, just as you did to our fathers when they reverently “called upon you in faith and trust,” that we may be saved, while we render obedience to your almighty and most excellent name, and give harmony and peace to our rulers and governors on earth.
(Clement of Rome)
Was there really ever ‘harmony and peace on the earth”? That would be lovely….
As for me, I have deep thankfulness for the family miracle that has occurred in my life…
and I continue to pray for my sons to be saved….
For now, however, my heart is broken and soul grieved for the suffering in Haiti –again– Dear Lord have mercy on the hard pressed people of Haiti who have been pressed out beyond measure, time and again. Give them hope in Your unfailing love and give them practical help for their day to day, moment by moment needs… safety, shelter, water to drink, food to eat, water to bathe, clothing to cover and a bed to sleep in… Have mercy on the many people and animals that have been flooded out of their place and are suffering beyond imagination. Dear Lord, have mercy.
Amen, Paige, amen.
and amen again
praying for so many here who visit the PhxP with burdens also
Praying for you Michael
Praying for paige and her boys
Praying for Erunner and his mom
Praying for linnea and her sister and friend
Praying for nonnie and her grandbaby
Dusty, thank you so much for praying. I talked with my family member as far as my mom and medication is concerned and everything is all good. My mom is in physical therapy and a balancing class and she thinks it’s helping her. A visit to the cardiologist is upcoming.
It seems I have neuropathy in my feet. I’ve seen two podiatrists about this. The problem is I am having trouble walking as my feet and the lower part of my ankles are in constant pain and I’m limping around. Not sure yet as to how I’ll address this. Having orthotics made and have had one cortisone shot. I’ll have my A1c checked tomorrow to get an idea of how my diabetes is doing as neuropathy is typical for many diabetics. Prayers appreciated for my mom and me.
Erunner, didn’t realize that you were diabetic – the grandmother who raised me was an insulin dependent diabetic from her mid 40s – after a number of years the circulation in her feet was a problem… hopefully medicine has advanced since the 1940s – prayer continues