prayer on a snowy morning

Even on an official snow day, the dogs woke me up early this morning.  I have been sitting at my kitchen table watching God begin to sprinkle the earth with light snow, as if she were decorating Valentine’s cookies.  The woods fill with a symphony of tweets and chirps as birds swarm the feeders.

Grey day.  Warm tea.  Fuzzy slippers.  Grateful heart.

I know others are not so fortunate, however, and walk the streets, huddle under bridges, or stand in line. It is for them that I pray this morning.

I ask for strength and safety for those shelter providers, care givers, and food preppers who tirelessly and selflessly create warm and safe spaces for those in need.

I lift up the plight of homelessness and poverty and pray for systemic change that alleviates suffering and finds sustainable solutions.

I turn inward and ask how I can make a difference, how I can be a change agent.

Then my thoughts return to those who are without food, shelter, utilities, and clean water, and I hold them in intentional and longing prayer.

Lord, in your mercy, hear this prayer.

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sale on all JourneyBoxes for the month of February. Visit the GGF Shop for more details. Dismiss

%d bloggers like this: