In order to maintain a healthy balance in life I did not post my usual weekly devotion last Tuesday. I spend considerable time preparing each devotional. My desire is to thoughtfully present what the Lord is stirring in me versus haphazardly dumping shallow thoughts out on readers and friends.
Some devotionals are rewrites of earlier unpublished writings. Today’s is in that category so my format is slightly different. In March, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the United States, I wrote a prayer. This poetic prayer emerged from my meditative thoughts about God’s view on suffering.
Almighty Sovereign God,
Thank You for the breath of life that you have given us today.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit,
we can have gratitude in all circumstances.
Open our eyes to see Your daily blessings.
Cause us to shed ourselves of
arrogant pride, selfishness and greed.
Let us remember there are no restrictions – no limits on hope.
Lord, daily renew our hope.
Like a gentle breeze of encouragement
may others be touched by it.
Oh, may kindness, love, forgiveness and generosity
become the contagion that spreads across our land.
With boldness in the name of Jesus
we ask for undeserved mercy.
Spare us from our own annihilation.
Let our anxiety and panic become
an outbreak of peace and trust in You
that sweeps across our nation.
© Manette Kay
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, respite foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About section if you want to learn more about my story.
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