Wednesday Prayer: Resurrections

I'm in an Easter frame of mind, and I'm watching for resurrections, rebirths, and renewal. I'm praying, not just that they happen, but that I see them when they do. That's this week's prayer: to see.

Any chance you have stories to share with me? I'm always grateful for the encouragement of people's stories.

And your prayer this week?



The world is full of possibilities.

Some of them may become realities.

I'd hate to jinx that by talking too much in the interim.



So, I'm working on my application, and I'm praying, and I'm thinking, and one of my biggest concerns about getting into the program is the likelihood of having a crazy schedule.

I thought to myself, "Is this discernment? Is this God saying it's a bad idea?"

Predictably, I just shoved that thought down for a couple of days.

Then I remembered what happens when I ignore my gut/the Holy Spirit, and sat down and prayed.

The damnedest thing happened. I realized I'm not worried about the tight schedule. Nope. I'm worried that if I have a tight schedule, I'll lose my loved ones. I'm worried that if I'm less available/accessible, I won't be worth the bother of loving.

What a bunch of horseshit.

Bring on the chaos. There's nowhere Love can't go.


Wednesday Prayers: Graces

I'm applying for an MDiv/CPE chaplain-training program, and my interview is Friday. I'm praying for discernment (mine and theirs) but mostly, I'm just praying that I notice the graces in the experience of applying. Independent of the outcome, this can be full of joy or full of fear, and I'm vacillating. I'd really rather chose joy, though.

Will you pray with me? Will you let me know how to pray for you (because you know I'm going to do it, anyway!)?