Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, December 12, 2016
Gentle Prayers for Peace at a Home-Going
Today was a busy day. The Interfaith Gathering for Mutual Support and Prayer happened this evening and everything was very encouraging. Cold, frigid weather outside, but everyone was warm and supportive inside.
I praise God for such a good beginning. We will be meeting together again on the second Monday night of January, Jan. 9th.
Except—that was not all for today, or tonight.
My elderly relative died quietly tonight. In hospice for a number of days, this loved one drew the final breath and crossed into the loving presence of our God.
A good many thoughts and feelings are going through my mind and my heart.
Dear God, thank You for the supportive, encouraging meeting this evening. Dear God, thank You for the support and encouragement my elderly loved one received over these past few weeks. As I watch a new thing coming to life, in the beginning of a new interfaith idea, I also grieve over the gentle death of my loved one. Please comfort all who grieve this night. Lord, in Your mercy, hear all of our prayers.
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