Monday, 1 June 2009

Prayer and a thought

Karl with his cousins yesterday afternoon. left to right - Karl, Edward, Jodie, Daniel and Edward.

Prayer for The Family Circle (from More Everyday Prayers)

Father, from whom every family receives its true name,
I pray for all the members of my family:
for those who are growing up,
that they may increase in wisdom and love;
for those facing changes,
that they may meet them with hope;
for those who are weak,
that they may find strength;
for those with heavy burdens,
that they may carry them lightly;
for those who are old an frail,
that they may grow in faith.
My first poppy to open yesterday morning.

Oscar Romero (a Bishop in El Salvador)

"Help us remember what we really are about: we plant seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need future development. We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything. Knowing this frees us, for it enables us to do something. It may seem incomplete, but it is really a beginning, a step along the way. Our efforts provide an opportunity for your grace to enter and do the rest."


Janet said...

What a lovely picture of Karl and his cousins! Family time is very special - I love that Stacey's cousins form such an integral part of our lives!
Have a happy week!

SmilingSally said...

What a nice start to my morning. Thank you.

Cherdecor said...

It is wonderful to be among family. This was a nice prayer for them.

Buskitten said...

Hi Judith, long time, no see! Lovely picture of Karl and his cousins. What a beautiful prayer! I hope you're all well and enjoying this incredible weather we're having! And little kittle too! (Bet she's not so little now)

runamoks said...

Beautiful prayer and a beautiful poppy! --Cheryl

A Scattering said...

The poppy is delightful - is it mauve in the centre?! I can't get them to grow for love nor money - I guess I don't have the right conditions. Happy weekend!

Deanna said...

Hi dearest!
I loved the prayer and the photo of Karl.

I hope you are doing well and I just giggled when I read your previous post of Karmen. Give her a big snuggly hug for me.

Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

Missing your blog - hope everything is well with you - come back soon!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
I've been thinking about you so I thought I would pop on over and say hello. You are one busy lady!! Your prayer was wonderful! Nice picture of your boy and his cousins too. Have a nice day.