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A Prayer for Troubled Times

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posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 07:48 PM
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That THE
author and illustrator of all beauty
seen and unseen,
might hear the petition
Of an insignificant such as myself
Beggars belief
Yet according to faith you still bend your ear
Dear Father
When I lift the veil
For a glimpse of the world as you intended it,
not through subjectivity and judgement
But the wider lens,
reality transcends language.
The expanse leaves one speechless,
bigger than the body we borrow--
Bigger than everything--
The sum of our selves
immeasurably greater than the vessel alone,
this instrument through which we detect, record
And even affect Creation.
Heavenly Father, guide my steps that my effect
Be lighter, that when I must put your will
before mine and quiet my interests, I will,
That in times of trouble I reach outwards rather than upwards
That ambitions be set aside when dire times demand
That, in our powerlessness to change our course
We find strength and unprecedented force
To adhere to the radical and yet simple demand:
Love God with all our heart,
And love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Blessed with riches of which I am hardly aware,
More now than ever, perplexingly now when stripped bare
Of the illusion of security
Each loss but a gain of immeasurable value
And a drawing closer to You
and to the heart of truth.
May we use the heat and pressure of this time to forge this earth,
Our hearth, to make it more hospitable for our brothers,
And that the warmth of our forge draws in children from the cold.
In our minds and deeds the power of heaven
But also of hell;
I pray in times of strife to use them well.


Amen


Sharing in case this resonates with anyone. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a good night!



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

A beautiful, warm prayer.

I was once at a meeting and they asked me to open it with a prayer.

I stated that the only one I knew was the Shepard's Prayer.

Alan Shepard. Mercury astronaut. When he was tasked to give a prayer before a launch his prayer was, "Dear Lord, please don't let me f#ck up".

Amen.



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: zosimov
Beautiful words! May Almighty Father God bless and keep you and yours. ❤🙏



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: zosimov

A beautiful, warm prayer.

I was once at a meeting and they asked me to open it with a prayer.

I stated that the only one I knew was the Shepard's Prayer.

Alan Shepard. Mercury astronaut. When he was tasked to give a prayer before a launch his prayer was, "Dear Lord, please don't let me f#ck up".

Amen.


Lol! I could use that prayer on the regular. Short but to the point, I like it.

And thanks for reading.




posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Illumimasontruth

Thank you, I'm glad I shared them, and may God bless you and yours too!



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Did you write that prayer?

It really was beautiful.



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I did write it


Thanks DB,glad you liked it, and glad I didn't lose the nerve to share.



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

You should always share what bubbles up in your head and comes into words.

Because you are really good at it.

I loved it and it fit into what I was looking for right now.

So thank you for sharing it.




posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: zosimov




and glad I didn't lose the nerve to share.

Never , ever do that...
Goth



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Thanks Lumenari--reading your comment made me smile and reminded me of what I love best about this encouraging community.




posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Thank you, Goth.
Ok, deal.





posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Thank you!

If there was ever a time for prayer, its now and you supplied a beautiful one.



posted on Dec, 6 2020 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Thank you, olaru!

The responses on this thread are simply wonderful. You're absolutely right--now is the time for more prayer/reflection


Good to see you!



posted on Dec, 7 2020 @ 05:50 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Zosi, this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!




posted on Dec, 7 2020 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Good to see you Night!

Beautiful picture--thank you!!




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