(Quote) Dennis-944077 said: Sometimes, when there is so much need in the world, I feel pretensious and selfish to pray for my own needs. M...
(Quote) Dennis-944077 said:
Sometimes, when there is so much need in the world, I feel pretensious and selfish to pray for my own needs. More than asking God to bring new people into my life, I find myself just being grateful for the relationships I have and trusting and accepting that, despite the circumstances of being alone as I get older, that I am not really alone. I find myself asking for forgiveness and for the strength to accept myself as a child of God -- as we all are.
I am wondering what we should pray for on a site like this -- a place where we share, pray, hope and dream? Thanks in advance for your kind words and thoughts.
Here is an example of how I pray... Dear Father, here I am again. I find that I have so much to be thankful for. You placed me in fertile soil, given me great parents who had good friends, and all who nurtured me. Please help me to live up to all that you have given me. I am like the boy at the sermon... Please take my two fish and five loaves which seem so meager and make of them a great feast. Please fill me, like the woman at the well with YOU! Please give me the promises that you have given me like you did Simeon at the temple when Jesus finally appeared. Please, help me to NOT be like Sarah, Abrahams wife, and take things into my own hands hastily. Please bless those who are ready and able with loving relationships. Help them be wonderful examples of your love to the world. Help those who are dating so that they will have your wisdom, and strength as they discern Your will upon their lives and with each other. In the mean time Father help me embrace each day as it is. Help me see it as another opportunity to love you better through those you place in my path. Help me grow in all the ways that you require of me. Prepare me for the vocation you have for me as I wait. Please bless the men that have crossed my path. Fill their hearts, help their faith, their health, and their relationships with their families, bless the work of their hands and help them grow in You. Heal us all where we are broken and let our light shine brightly of the light that we bear which is You. I ask all of this in Jesus name amen