Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saint Theresa's Prayer

This prayer usually is sent to me via email with a request to forward to some of my friends, so maybe a blog posting will work instead. I do like this prayer...

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
Dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

I do like this prayer. It's been a really odd week for me, so perhaps this was sent at a good time - so there can be peace within, today, that somehow I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, that this coming week I may find freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.

The odd week can't really be described because it's confidential and it's that way for some good reasons. But there are times when I've been with Lori in the car and she's said, "Mommy, are you ok?" I'm ok - just in thought, processing things, or trying to process things, and wondering how God really does fit into all of this. In the middle of processing, there is new information that my boss is leaving and there's even more to process. At that point I must have looked shocked or sad, or something... It's been enough to almost bring me to a standstill, not knowing what to think, do, write, etc. But life goes on and I think perhaps I should ask God to get me to stop processing!

In the middle of this, there's ongoing therapy which I have woven into my life. I got a new, lighter weight brace. It's awesome - my leg feels so much lighter. I go to physical therapy weekly and keep getting better. There is excitement in that, but then there is returning to where I see people who are processing and I return to processing. Then I go somewhere else where I must continue walking and when I am ready for a break, my legs say "Walk!" It's chaotic - this weaving/balancing of processing, celebrating, obeying (obeying my legs).

As the new week begins and I have this prayer, I hope that I can find a peace, be content, sing, dance, praise, and love. And along with myself, I hope others can do the same.

Peace.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I really like that prayer