Sunday, July 12, 2009

Heart thread - 07/12/2009

It is time we keep watch with beloved ones.

From Roseann at Give Peace a Chance, Please!
Pain and frustration
Friends, I know this journey of mine is a boring tale. It bores me for sure. It has been almost 2 years since I got so sick and during that time it has been more ups and downs than a roller coaster. I try not to give in to self pity and I try almost every day to be positive and work at wellness. I say almost every day because some days I stay in bed with the covers over my head and whine and cry and ask God why me over and over.

There is something that happens often that I want to share. When I am most afraid, frustrated and in pain, at some point I am overwhelmed with peace. I have these moments of grace that keep me going one more day. Sometimes it is minute by minute. I know there are people who pray for me and I believe those prayers overflow in those moments of grace.

I'm not getting better. Physically I don't believe I will heal. Each week seems to bring a new break down of some sort in my body. To be honest, I am ready to shed this flesh. I will when I will though.
From my friend Karen at San Gabriel:
My dear friend, Sandra B., has fought a valiant battle over the last year against brain cancer. Though many battles were won, the war has been lost. Her loving husband, Ed, continues to be her major caregiver though hospice has been included recently. My prayers for Sandra include visualizing her in God's tender-loving arms and that she continue this life in a peaceful and dignified manner until it is time for her to move on. Please join me in holding her gently and lovingly during this time of transition.

Many, many thanks - Karen #
My SIL's SIL, Jeannetta, has gone beyond where medicine can deal with cancer and is living life to the fullest right now.

A prayer from Mother Sandra, modified to include others as well as Sandra B.:

God of all we encounter in this earthly life, we hold before you those who enter into the last months and weeks of their life in this earthly dimension. Grant to them and to their families and friends the peace that only you can offer, the peace that allows us to focus on what we must do and keeps us close to you. Grant that we always remember to whom we belong so that in the midst of that which we don’t understand, we know and are assured of life with you always. In the name of the living Christ, Jesus we pray. AMEN

--the BB


susankay said...

Paul -- you request prayer for people I care for -- and when you post new prayers they become for people I care for. Prayers in deed.

(In ABQ really briefly and attended 9 service at St Mikes. One of these days will make it out to Corrales. Blessings on all)

David said...


and thank-you Mother Sandra for a powerful prayer