I don't know if you know this but I write my prayers down. I write them to be intentional about communicating with God. I like going back and reading prayers. I can see where I am going spiritually and doing this has been a blessing for me. I pray every day but I don't write every day. There are some days I can't seem to stop writing. Today is one of those days. Every moment brings with it another issue. I have been in a bubble and the bubble is popping. If seems as if there has been a dam waiting to break and it is breaking. I start work. My kids are starting school. I am still in school. There are issues.
I have a few friends reaching out to me. I am not the only one whose dam is bursting. I pull out my prayer journal and I pray to God. I pray intentionally about the people who reach out to me. I write their names down on the pages. There is more than I would imagine as their faces come to me. I think of Isaiah 26:3:
"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
My prayer is this:
Even on this type of forum, I am praying and writing to You, Oh Lord. I pray for those reading this. I pray that they can know peace. I pray that if they need their prayers to be more intentional than they can start their own prayer journals. I pray for friends and family that are apprehensive and in need of you. I pray for the transitions as the school year starts for teachers, students, parents and administrators. I pray for Your peace and that we have a good year, despite our worries about what will happen. I pray that you keep us in Your perfect peace as we keep our minds on You, Lord. Help us to trust You and Your plan. I love You.