The Prayer’s of Black Women

October 8

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”

Exodus 17:3 NIV

Sometimes it’s hard to see God’s plans amidst a cloudy life. In Jeremiah 29:11 the author writes, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” To be prosperous we must ask God for help and seek His face when life becomes cluttered and cloudy. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are the only spiritual beings capable of carrying life’s burdens and clearing life’s clutter. Let’s pray!

PRAYER:

Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Father God, I thirst for your peace. My life is cluttered. There’s too much noise pollution from burdens I’ve collected. As you can see the noise keeps me from hearing you. And, sadly, it keeps me from seeing your plans for me. To my dismay my troubles are holding me back from having hope and a future. Please help me clear my life’s clutter. Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women

October 6

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”

Exodus 17:3 NIV
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Yesterday, I prayed for my friend Sandy’s thirst for God’s compassion concerning her mom’s quality of life. Unlike my friend, for me, I’ve noticed it’s easy for people to pray and or expect something so drastic as death when it’s not their life ending. As to why my friend’s words of concern about her mom’s fate really bothered me.

Looking back at things, for my mom, despite her health challenges or the doctors feeling she should die by suicidial assistance because she was sickly and old, my mom wanted to live. She believed God should make the decision as to when she would die. It was my mom’s life, her desire and her faith. And as her Power of Attorney (POA), I honored all three! Especially since, I’ve learned life is a gift that so many people fail to enjoy and my mom loved her life no matter how bad things became. Let’s pray!

PRAYER:

Father, God, thank you for this life I live and deeply love. It’s truly a blessing. Let me always celebrate this gift that so many people take for granted and or don’t appreciate. Let me come to you everyday and especially on my day of entry into the world with thanksgiving. I pray for the souls that can’t see how wonderful life is, yet, they have a thirst to live. I ask that you open their spiritual eyes to the blessings of life and show them how to obtain joy. For it is joy that will help them to celebrate them and the life they were given. I also pray for people that mentally, emotionally and physically imprison others, thus, taking their victims God-given right to enjoy and celebrate life freely. Lord, I once heard prayer can go where 747’s can’t land. So, please hear my request and move expeditiously in freeing bound souls. Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women

October 5

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”

Exodus 17:3 NIV
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Yesterday was a tough day! First, I forgot to pray! And, waking up talking to God always start my day right. Prayer cements my thoughts on positive things even when something negative happens. Well anywhohow, I arrived at my mom’s only to find someone had stolen two patio chairs. The contractor was upset with the insurance claims adjuster. He’s ready to repair the ceiling and can’t because we need water restored in the house. Patching the damaged walls is taking longer than expected. We had to spend the better part of the day traveling to several Guiry’s paint stores because one store didn’t have the paint we’d used for interior trim. And to end my day were the harsh words of my poor friend hoping God takes her mom to Heaven before she suffers crudely from dementia. Let’s pray!

PRAYER:

Lord, this morning I’m praying for family members of dementia patients. Please give them a wonderful medical team. Let the team be well informed and capable of answering all their questions. Let each staff member play an important role in helping family members make life awesome for their loved ones. Only in frustration do people ask for you to end a life. Help family members celebrate life that blooms everyday despite the hardship dementia brings. Sandy’s mom can no longer speak but she wants to communicate with the world around her, thus, making Sandy thirsty. She’s seeks compassion for her mom. Help Sandy fill in the gaps by traveling back in time. Sharing wonderful stories her mom may or may not remember. As she ends each moment with “I love you mom.” Lord, love is something we never forget. Amen

Is There A Such Thing As Monday Morning Blues?

its-monday-morning-but-its-okOf course!  And I always have it!

Yesterday, I worked without stopping.  As a matter of fact, I didn’t take my normal breaks that come with my usual lame excuses.  I was truly on fire!  Yeah!  [Chuckle]  I know!  I just thought about Alicia Keys’ song “This Girl is On Fire” also.

Gosh, I hope I don’t have that song playing in my head all day.  Not that I don’t like it . . .  But I just don’t want it playing in my head all day!  You know what I mean!  I hope I didn’t cause you to start singing ‘This Girl is On Fire’ in your mind either.  Laughter!  Well back to the subject at hand.

I woke up early this morning but I didn’t rise early but I stayed in bed.  I watched a movie I would have never watched had I not had the blues.  Truth is I didn’t know I had the blues.  It’s been with me for so long that I feel my temporary sad state on Monday mornings is the norm.

Honestly, I just thought I was struggling with a mild case of depression.  But what is truly happening is my soul is lamenting over a loss or in my case losses.  And when I lost whatever meant so much to me I didn’t mentally and emotionally process the situation(s) to satisfy my soul’s thirst to be spiritually feed.  I didn’t supplement things needed for my hungry soul to feel feed in wholeness.

So this morning as I waited for the feelings of sadness to leave I laid in bed and watched a movie that added to my sadness.  I wonder how many other people lay in bed on Monday morning.  I wonder how many people are faced with sadness of yesterday.  I wonder do they realize they have the power to change things for the better despite missed opportunities.  I wonder do they ever try to go within their wounded souls and hug the person that loves them.

Until today I never realized why I am sad on Monday mornings.  I was once told by a dear and old friend, “Once you know something it gives you power to make changes.”  Therefore, the change I am making now is my attitude.  I am going to search for reasons within me, all day, about why I should be happy oppose to why I should allow my soul to continue to lament over missed opportunities.

For after all I am blessed and there is no one in my life that I would want to change places with.

Happy Monday!