Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Memorial Day Musings

Memorial Day- it is a special day that we remember our fallen soldiers.  I think of soldiers now.  Pray for our soldiers, Friends.  Pray for the opportunity to find Christ.  Pray for the fellowship of Christ upon their lives.  You see, Dear Friends, yesterday I found myself blue (or having the mean reds ala Holly Go-Lightly).  Moments of my day were interrupted by Loneliness.  Don't worry.  I told him to buzz off.  He didn't, much like the flies that buzz around in the summer haziness that is approaching.  I pulled out the big guns.  I pulled out my prayer journal.  I pulled out my Bible.  I put out the bug zapper of God and I was relieved of the pests of loneliness.  Yes, God helped me.  After everything was said and done, I wondered how in the world people without God live in this life.  How dark do their days get?  How do they function?  I think that I can be a fragile and sensitive soul but how are people functioning? 

Yesterday being Memorial Day, I thought of those souls who have volunteered to defend and protect us.  Listen!  I don't care about your politics!  This has nothing to do about politics right now!  These guys are out there in the world following orders, regardless of what you think.  So... I was thinking about them, far from home and missing loved ones.  Heck!!  They may be missing their frenemies out there!!!  I'm sure that they can even miss their mail carrier if you let them.  I'm sure the flies of loneliness are more like pterodactyls attacking our men in the front.  I can't even imagine. 

Prayer works.  I pray for them.  I pray for their souls and their salvation.  This post started as something else but here I am talking about prayer.  Prayer gives us hope and power where desperation does nothing but sinks us further into the abyss.  No words?  No problem.  God is fluent in depression.  Sometimes all we have is the intention as we turn our face to God.  Sometimes all we have is "Jesus" on our lips to pray.  It is enough.  Don't believe me?  Try it.  I'm going to pray now.  Borrow my prayer if you must.  I'd rather you pray than not pray.

Dear God,

I pray for those who are in need of You today, Lord.  I pray for our soldiers who have volunteered their time and their lives to fight for our freedoms..  I pray for their hearts.  I pray for their loneliness.  I pray that You reach them and help them.  I pray that they learn about You, God.  I pray that they learn that it is You that fills the heart and the soul with good things. 

I pray for those who are not soldiers but who are fighting.  They are fighting with pain and loneliness.  They are fighting hopelessness and disease.  I pray that you be with them, those that know you and those that don't.  I pray that you be with them and help them in this battle.  I pray that they find words to call to You, Oh Great God!  Please LORD, be with them.  I praise You and thank You for Your goodness.  I love You.


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