Wednesday Prayers: In Struggle and Disappointment

My life is pretty calm lately.  So much so, in fact, that when friends ask how things are, I'm at a loss for news.  It's quiet, and it's sure boring to talk about, but it's happy.

However, it's not a peaceful time for everyone.  One friend is touched by the sorrowful side of ministry.  Another friend is adapting to disappointing news.  One waits with hope and fear.  Another makes brave decisions, but experiences loneliness in the process.  And we're all still flinching from national tragedies.

This week, my prayers are about love.  That those who weep are comforted, and that joy will come in the morning.  It's a simple prayer, but I like to sit down and spend time picturing each precious person, melting my love for them together with God's, praying that they feel both.

Are you having a gentle week, or do kindness and tenderness feel scarce?  Let me know, and I'll hold you in that warm glow, too.



  1. This was perfect timing. I am confused and struggling to trust God because right now I am too damn mad.

    1. I hear you, AED. Sometimes my prayer honestly is just, "What the hell?!?!" This seems like maybe one of those times for you.

  2. This is wonderful. You've simplified the process and boiled it down to what really matters. What a great reminder! Put me on your list, girlfriend! I'm struggling with physical pain this week and emotional pain as a parent. I'll keep you in my prayers too. I like the idea of you being happy!! :-)

  3. You've got it, LCM. It'll be a joy to pray for you-- and maybe see you again this weekend?

  4. Wondering if I could have done more to help some in need.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins