September 30, 2009

This week we turn to God with a prayer for When You Feel Powerless and Afraid.

We hope this prayer and related readings will enliven your spirit and enrich your unfolding journey of faith.

May God's peace be with you~

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Prayer for When You Feel Powerless and Afraid

Unhappy person

There are times, O Lord, when I feel completely helpless to alter the circumstances in my life. 

Let your spirit of peace spill freely over me until I recover my inner calm. Help me remember that it is not control that gives me peace, but knowing that I am loved and beloved by the heart of heaven.

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Pentecost Calendar

When you meet someone at the level of prayer, you meet them on the ground of eternity.

—John O'Donohue

from Practicing Holiness on Ordinary Days: 
A quote-a-day calendar
for the season of Pentecost-

Saved by Hope

When we belong to God, we are saved in hope-because nothing will ever separate us from God. We are never alone. We need not be afraid.

Hope is not some talent or expertise that we can nurture. Instead, it is a gift—a product of our loving and being loved by God. It is the promise of abundant life, even eternal life, because we will know—even in and beyond death—that God has not left us alone. God will not abandon us. That is our hope; that is eternal life.

Read more from Saved by Hope by
John Mulder

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