The Prayers of a Black Woman: New Day

I’ve suffered cruelly from the hands of those that claimed they loved me. I wanted to believe the lies. Better yet I needed to believe they loved me. And, so, I did! And time after time when I found my loving and lovely heart broken I blamed God. God, believe it or not, is an easy target for our misguided anger over life’s disappointments.

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Proverbs 4:23-27, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

God gives us a mental health care map to living peaceful lives. In His instructions He tells us how to deal with and avoid hurting people in Proverbs 4:23-27. We must understand staying busy doing good things help us live our best life.

PRAYER: Father God, this is a new day with your new mercy given to us because of your grace. Help us, help me, to live this day and everyday that’s productive in giving our lives value affirming we’re loved. Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Lord Help Those That are Grieving

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

You are still alive, so live. Don’t just exist. Don’t just breathe in and out. Don’t just go through the motions. LIVE! And just because you make that choice to live, it doesn’t mean your not still grieving. There is no “getting over it”. I like to think of it as moving through it. The pain is still there. It still hurts as bad as the first days sometimes. The void in your life is always there. The loss is there whether there are tears in your eyes or a smile on your face.  ~Leslie Wachter McDonald

Lord this morning I’m praying for the grieving hearts.  Why?  Because the saddest acts of unkindness among those that have lost or that are losing a loved one is always heart wrenching.  Sadly the sorrowful bring their grieving strife to others to sort.  And in the midst of seeking comfort of their loss or losses they are usually exploited.  So this morning Lord I lift the grieving hearts to you.

First, Lord, I’m requesting with a sincere and humble heart that you put them under your protection.  I’m asking Lord that you will put a salve of comfort over their wounded minds.  I’m asking Lord that you will bring compassion in their midst for those that are grieving the same loss.  I’m asking Lord that you bring an understanding to each of their acts of judgment.  But most of all, Lord, let your presence be known so that finalization of their dead earthly possessions can be carried out with private dignity.  Amen