SATURDAY PRAYER

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Dear, Lord,

I just read an article about a summer sleep away camp in Georgia.  More than 3/4 of the camp attendees and staffers contracted the Covid19 virus.  With statistics like that, I can’t help but be concerned for children returning to school this fall.  You know the numbers, Lord.  You know the cure for this disease.  You know how frustrated our teachers, our elected officials and students are.  You also know that when we first went into lockdown, children were immediately isolated from the outside and have been kept so for several months.  That probably prevented them from getting the disease.

I know that we’re supposed to carry all our burdens to you, Lord.  With all that’s happened in our country lately, it seems the only to do.  Conspiracy theories run rampant. Even the staunchest of us have become fearful and frustrated.  Depression is taking over along with this dreaded virus.  Add to that all the loss of businesses, a stagnant economy and unemployment and there are many who have lost all hope.

During a “normal” summer there are bound to be peaceful protests, but the streets have turned red with blood,  Hatred is blossoming like an invasive weed.  Division exists everywhere.

I know that this is a temporary setback, but I often fall victim to the false news.  I buy into the lies and fear grabs hold of my emotions.  I also know that you control all things.  There is a plan in all this chaos.  Only you know what that plan involves and how it has been woven together before our very existence.  There will always be anger, hate, hopelessness.  Fear and dread can easily overtake us. We are feeble when it comes to change and weak when put to the test.

Watch over my country and the world.  We are facing things we’ve never seen in our lifetime.  Each of these events could force our hand and make us give up.  They can also unite us for the first time in a long time.  Help us set aside our petty differences and place our trust in your unconditional love.  You know the past, the present and the future.  I will continue to pray in earnest and have faith that you will hear my prayer.  Amen!

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to SATURDAY PRAYER

  1. This is a beautiful prayer and it echoes the thoughts and emotions I have been wrestling with. Amen!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I think everyone is feeling this way. I’ve seen it happen to those I consider the pillars of the community and the church. We need to lift each other up in prayer every day.

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  2. Mama Duck says:

    Amen🙏🏻.

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  3. And this story is why starting school here it s so stressful— the old teacher in me says let’s do this thing, but if I were in my daughter-n- law’s shoes, I too would be filled with dread.
    What is our answer?!

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