Friday, July 31, 2020


Today has been a crazy day, a crazy day that is part of this crazy year.  I have asked, "What will happen?"  I have been apprehensive and worried about things to come.  I'm not prone to worry, but I feel worried now.   I can feel the pressure on my weaker spots. I am strong in certain aspects. This strength makes up for my weaknesses.  I cover those up.  I become defensive.  

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:
Dear God,

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.


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