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A Meditative Prayer

 

 

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On Sunday, having spent the night with my friend who helped with the estate sale, I visited her little church which is much like my own. Next to the hymn book, I discovered this meditative prayer. It’s helping me deal with something, someone, beyond my control. I hope you find it helpful, too.

 

AN INVITATION TO PRAY

 

Enjoy three deep breaths.

The first breath will help you be fully aware of your body.

The second breath is to clear your mind so you may be fully present.

The third breath is to open your heart and welcome the holy spirit.

 

Notice a question that draws you in.

 

Are you bringing someone with you in your heart today?

See that person in your mind’s eye.

Picture that person whole, healthy, restored, reconciled.

God is at work in the person’s life.

Ask God to show you the role you may play.

Are you counting your blessings today?

For what and for whom are you feeling thankful today?

As you get in touch with gratitude, express it to God.

 

Are you anxious today?

Whatever this is, God cares about you, and all those for whom you care.

 

Are you in need of laying down a burden today?

Hear Christ, the burden-bearer:

“Come to me all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Be ready to lay down your burden at the foot of the cross.

Open your hands. Close your eyes.

Breathe deeply and slowly.

Empty your mind. Let sounds pass you by.

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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One-Liner Wednesday: Trust

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“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Golden leaves let go

Leaving slender branches bare.

We know spring will come.

 

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Innovative Bubble CPAP Saves Lives

Fulfilling a promise he made 20 years ago, Dr. Mohammod Jobayer Chisti developed a bubble CPAP device starting with a shampoo bottle.  The current device costs  $1.25 (£1), compared to $15,000 (£11,000) for ventilators many developing countries cannot afford. A two year study indicated the simpler innovation decreased mortality rates by 75%.

 

Here’s the whole story:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40498395

 

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Awesome Stories 339

Excellent stories from Brad! 90 year old Miss Agnes is my role model.

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This week Awesome Stories brings you a city of art, Trashpresso, and caring communication.

City of ArtMoravian art, Awesome Stories

Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková is transforming her city into a gallery of art. After retiring from agriculture and learning to paint, Agnes has embarked on turning the village of Louka in the Czech Republic into a city of art. She spends most of her days in the spring and fall hand painting intricate designs on windows, walls, and doors. She creates detailed floral patterns based on the traditional Moravian Czech style using bright blue paints. Despite local and viral celebrity, Anežka paints simply for the joy and wanting to help her city. Agnes is 90 years old and going strong!

Caring Communication

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller

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Cherishing Mother Earth

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Cherish: Protect and care for lovingly. Hold dear. Keep in one’s mind.

 

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Created with love

She has everything we need.

Her soil anchors deep roots

for trees bearing fruit.

Her perfect blend of air

Fills our lungs with life.

Every morning,

She turns to the light

And knows when it’s time to rest.

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She offers living water

Flowing freely

Raining tears of joy

Flooding in sorrow.

 

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She knows we can do better.

She longs for all her children

To thrive with her,

To sing with her,

To cherish her diversity.

 

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I love

Her deep wisdom,

Her ocean’s caress,

Her soft green hair,

 Her honeysuckle perfume,

The tart sweetness of pineapple,

The music of birdsong,

Wind rustling in treetops,

And the dynamic glow of sunset.

Tree in Winter Sunset

 

Her love offerings,

Beyond measure,

I will cherish

For the rest of my life,

Holding this love

Forever in my heart.

 

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(The above greenery and the flowers are from Pixabay. The other photos are from yours truly. )

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 The Cherished blogfest is hosted by Damyanti Biswas, Dan AntionCheryl PenningtonPeter NenaSharukh Bamboat, Mary Giese, and Kate PowellPaul Ruddockit is open to anyone who wants to tell the world about something or someone they cherish.

On a personal note, I’ll be busy with an estate sale this weekend and trying not to get overwhelmed, so it might take me a while to respond to comments and to read posts which I look forward to reading. But I didn’t want to miss out on the cherishing. Have a great weekend!