It’s been awhile since a poem has composed itself in my mind and with never knowing what the next day will bring in this world of uncertainty, here is Just For Today:
Just for today…
may your sun shine a little brighter,
may your pain be less severe
may your eyes behold the beautiful
may sweet sounds fill your ear
may your thoughts be full of gladness
may good things come your way
may your heart be filled with love and peace
just for today.
In the midst of a pandemic, peace be with you.
In the midst of protests, peace be with you.
Missing the human touch, peace be with you.
If you are still staying home, peace be with you.
Whether the day be sunny or gray, peace be with you.
Breathe on us breath of God as we welcome your Holy Spirit into our hearts.
Make us aware that talking about you is not the same as talking to you. Help us to do both.
Help us to overcome the obstacles that prevent us from enjoying a relationship with you.
Help us to trust you with the problems we face and the decisions we make.
When we are depressed and anxious help us to feel your love, peace, and presence.
When we lose our sense of compassion, remind us of your compassion for us.
Make us humble enough to know that without you we are incomplete.
Remind us to pray for one another that you would replace our grief with peace, our sickness with healing, our poverty with prosperity, and our self centeredness with thoughts of others.
Grant us the grace to live this day in your strength. Amen.
Sometimes we just have to conjure up a peaceful scene to experience a peaceful moment, or read a scripture that will bring the same result: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Wishing you a peaceful and happy Sunday
I found this on Pinterest this morning and it seems to be a fitting message for all who are either in hospital, going into hospital, suffering surgery of some kind, or just plain not feeling well. Happy Saturday.
Sometimes all we need in life is a little peace. May today be the day this happens for you. Happy Saturday.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
Sometimes all we need in our lives is a little peace. Happy Sunday.
Yesterday I learned of the death of twenty-seven-year-old Jona Kay who died in a car accident on May 7th. Jona is the granddaughter of Butch and Bonnie Dean, fellow bloggers and lovely people.
In their own words “There Are No Words” to describe the pain and anguish this family is suffering.
No, there are no words, but each of us can find words of prayer for God’s peace and comfort for Bonnie and Butch and all of Jona’s family.
Thank you for helping to ease their pain.
Having a peaceful mind is a desired state of being Although there are many things that would try this state of mind, there are also many things to inspire it. Love is one of them; just the thought of love makes for a peaceful mind. For instance, love doesn’t stop at romance if you think about it. Love can be felt for friends, family, acquaintances, pets, nature, food, art, music…you name it.
When love is in our heart there is seldom room for antagonism, meanness, stinginess, jealousy, angst, and many of the other peace-robbing feelings that would inhabit our psyches.
Yes, I know there are various issues to contend with which do not always lend themselves to feelings of love, but showing love in the face of hardships and challenges helps to take away some of the angst in any given situation.
We’ve all seen it in the face of calamities…people showing up in the lives of those whose peace has in some way been stolen from them. That’s a form of love…love for our neighbor whether next door, the next province or state…or even country; like the recent news story of some Canadian air traffic controllers sending pizzas to their American counterparts who are not being paid for their stress inducing jobs of patrolling the skies. Why? Because someone has chosen to think more highly of themselves than their fellow beings…someone who obviously knows nothing of peace-promoting love.
Can love really give a peaceful mind? To me it is so because I love to love and do enjoy a peaceful mind.
There are many people going through different difficulties at this time. Some are known to me, others are known to you, and still others inhabit different parts of this planet.
When we are in the throes of some crisis or other it is so nice to hear someone say the words that will bring us some comfort and peace.
I pray that those of you who need to hear those words will hear a friend or loved one or even that still, small voice say, “I’ve got this.”