Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Moment of Silent Prayer.....



My heart is so heavy for all of the families that are experiencing such devastating loss in California. My brother and his family are safe thus far and I am so grateful. I'd invite anyone who stops by today to offer up a prayer for those who are facing this tragedy. God hears are words. God's heart grieves for His children who are hurting. Though we may not understand the why of such loss...His love and mercy are neverending....

Dear God....
Please wrap your arms around those hurting today. Bring them hope and healing and provide for their needs. Help them to see you in the comfort of friends, in the embrace of their children, in the provisions that are offered. Be near as they grieve and the tears fall. May their hand be held by a caring soul as they express the worry, the fear...and the anger. Provide a safe place to rest. Give them strength to handle the days ahead. Protect the tender hearts of the children. And please God....bring any further devastation to an end. Amen.

May our hearts be grateful today for even the tiniest of our blessings!

5 comments:

Kathy Maximo said...

Amen~
So very sad, I just visited a blog that had some sky pictures listed, it brought back memories of my living there! The fires are so very bad! A very nice prayer, you shared.

kecia said...

nice thought, Lani. my sister and family are safe as well - but haven't heard from some many others (i'm a cali girl myself)- i am sure they've had to flee. so sad and devastating.

EllesHarbor said...

Lani~ I humbly join your heartfelt invitation to offer spiritual support to all those in CA that are in such need. My sister & her family are safe too. We haven't yet heard about relatives in Lake Arrowhead, and other locations. To the gratitude I have for the loved ones we know are safe, I will add the blessings of your beautiful prayer, and artwork. How reassuring to realize the power of the "merciful wings of compassion", and to know, as you said, our words are heard. xo ~~ check your email :)!

Once Upon a Cottage said...

AMEN. Lifting this up in prayer today.
hugs,Lennea

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

a very touching post. I am always so inspired by your work and additionally by your thoughts here. It is so sad each time things this devastating happen--Katrina, Fires, and more. Hard to imagine the grief involved.