Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Much Needed Prayer

Blogs are supposed to be about personal thoughts and feelings, right? Here is a very personal thought and feeling...please, for anyone reading this, send up a prayer to God, all the Angels and Saints, and pray, pray, pray for the health and safety of tiny baby girl Z. She's in critical condition and her parents are beside themselves with worry. The doctors don't know what's wrong with this precious newborn, only that she is very, very sick, and they've had to give her drugs to induce paralysis so that she doesn't fight the ventilator. I personally know this family and I cannot even begin to imagine what they must be going through. Please keep them in your prayers.

Heavenly Father, I pray that You send Your Angels down to care for and protect baby Z and her family. Help them to make it through this difficult time and grant Z a full and speedy recovery so that she may go home in the arms of her loving mother, and grow healthy and strong under the guidance of her parents and brother. Amen.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Team Martha and God

I've been away for a little while...God and I had a bit of a falling out. It was, of course, my fault. I admit it. I was being my usual, stubborn self and holding out for what I thought I wanted instead of accepting what God knew I needed.

I'm glad I came back to my senses. I kind of missed Him. Isn't it funny how we get so wrapped up in our daily lives--and some people do have truly difficult lives, I get that--but we're so wrapped up in the minutae of stuff that we have to do that we forget that God is right there with us. Always. We're a team. There's a song called Me and God and I really like it. It reminds me that I'm not alone.

Dear God, I know I try to remember this, but please help me keep it in the front of my mind...when I am looking for You, please remind me that You're not the One who is lost. Amen.