Monday, July 15, 2013

Tender Shoots

.   photos and text (c) 2013 by Marilee Miller

Oh Dear Lord God,

Reach forth with your lovingkindness, as if with arms holding tenderly your children here on this earth.  We  are all so much in need of you!  May we reach outward, and upward, toward you, who are our life, our guide, the shaper of our personalities, character, and nature.  May all of us (the ones who call you by name and believe that they know you, and the ones, also, who say they don’t need Other Help beyond themselves and human hands) grow as tender shoots flourishing in your Sonshine.  Have mercy on us.  Help us all to be fashioned into the persons you desire us to be, “conformed to Christ.” 

“And because of what Christ did, all… who heard the good news about how to be saved, and trusted Christ, were marked as belonging to Christ by the Holy Spirit, who long ago had been promised to all of us Christians.  His presence within us is God’s guarantee that he really will give us all that he promised, and the Spirit’s seal upon us means that God has already purchased us and that he guarantees to bring us to himself.”  [Eph. 1:14 TLB]

How we rejoice in your tender promises shooting out to each of us who will come to you to find rest, hope, and healing .  Thank you!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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1 comment:

  1. Marilee, it makes me so happy that you had this time surrounded by beauty. I'm always amazed at the beautiful poem-prayers The Lord puts in your heart. I'm so grateful that you share your gifts. I miss our prayers too! Summer has been holding me captive. next week, Jeffrey starts band camp and things will be even crazier. But God is good and He reminds us to slow in the midst. Sending you love from here, my friend.


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