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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

a prayer to share...

This was e-mailed to me and I thought it was worth sharing...
The Best Prayer I Have Heard In A Long Time...
Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who
cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother
who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to
cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and
spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed,
disinterested young man who can't make change
correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student,
balancing his apprehension over final exams with his
fear of not getting his student loans for next
semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging
for money in the same spot every day (who really ought
to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can
only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking
annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking
our shopping progress are savoring this moment,
knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back
last week, this will be the last year that they go
shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the
gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is
not enough to share that love with those we hold dear.
Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us,
but to all humanity.

Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show
patience, empathy and love.

5 comments:

siren said...

I like that; it's very nice. I'll have to keep this one :)

JAY said...

Love that. Hey remember today is Mam's b-day

shruti said...

very nice ...empathy is so much required ..and is a healing source in itself .. if we only understood tht ,,

oldfartswife said...

I loved that poem.
Seriously, I have an adult child with a seizure disorder. I loved Sams picture,she is a beauty.
My son has been on every med know, and we hit them as soon as they are approved.
We use diastat for status seizures.
In fact I just did a survey study for the drug company. They paid me $50. We have chosen not to do the VNS. It works well for some though.
I would be willing to share experiences with you through email.
It is tough.
God Bless and Keep the faith
without it we have nothing :)

Melissa said...

siren - thanks! and good to see you stopping by again!

jay - I remembered... I love you!

shruti - nice to see you stop by again... I agree.

oldfartswife - Thanks for stopping by! God bless you and your son too! I hope the seizures are under control... seizure activity in your kiddo is not fun at all!