Dear readers, I take my life one day at a time and I’m sure that all of you do the same thing.
Our routines and so much more have a direct impact on those who surround and love us deeply. They live through our ups and downs, sometimes voicing their feelings and other times just remaining silent. It’s hard on us and at the same time for them as well.
Sometimes I forget that and today as I went through my daughter’s things because she recently left to begin her new school year in New York I was remembered of that as I read a prayer she wrote during the Summer. One that I share with all of you today with much love.
“I heard once that prayer is about redefining our desires. It is about being open to ask for guidance and even though we do not control our journey that does not mean we are astray.
Today I pray open to hear, even when that fills me with fear.
Dear Gracious God, I am not praying to give excuses or explain my silence. Whom I am trying to fool? My silence is yet nothing more than silent panic.
You know that.
I pray for longer walks, for less tiredness.
I pray for more smiles and restfulness of spirit.
I pray that the spirit might comfort the body.
I pray for shorter naps and more energy.
I pray for coffee @3 pm between shared stories.
I pray for our usual complicity to remain intact in times of sickness.
I pray for our unspoken bond to grow stronger in the face of weakness.
I pray that we can share prayers.
I pray that her body can gain strength while her spirit stands strong.
For now, I pray that she can rest knowing that we will do our best holding her so she does not fall.
May the words of this prayer belong to all of us today.