Wednesday Prayer Requests: Separation

I'm leaving in about an hour to head for Ohio for a couple of days. As much as I'm looking forward to seeing people I love (and even to having wonderful time on my own on the road), I know that when bedtime comes, I'll really miss having Mr. M next to me (how else am I going to jabber myself to sleep?!). It's just a short trip, though, so I'll be fine.

Actually, I have to confess to you that whenever I'm away from a loved one (Mr. M, my mom, even the cats), I worry that Something Bad Will Happen to them while I'm gone. Eventually, that will be true, of course, because that's how life is. In the meantime, the fear isn't productive, and I hope to have a sense that even when Something Bad Happens, God will still be with me (and with those I love). So, peace during my travels is my prayer request today. What's yours?

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39


  1. I'm all over that prayer! And so glad I get to see you on your trip.

  2. as a late-night jabberer myself, I am smiling at the passage... one of the faves of the good woman who listens to my jabbering ;')

  3. I, too, worry about what will happen when I'm away. As if my presence somehow protects them? And yet, that's how my heart feels. Safe travels!

  4. Mrs. M6:43 PM

    It's awfully nice to know I'm not the only one, on both counts.


"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