Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday 9/22/09 - "HOLD ME, QUIET ME"


My mind does not want to be tamed enough to write a blog tonight, but I do want to post. I'll just jot down some thoughts I'm having.

Today I received the following in an email from the Chaplain of our hospital where I volunteer as a pastoral care assistant:

Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.

I take the third step and turn my life over to God every morning and ask for God's guidance, support, and comfort. I ask God to silence my mouth if I am in any doubt as to what would be best to say. God helps me remain quiet through guidance I have received in Al-Anon. I can delay what comes out of my mouth by choosing to "wait a week and a day" before responding. I can also wait to speak until I know what I want to say, I will mean what I say, and I'll say it without being mean.

I am filled with happiness that I had the opportunity to use the healing touch to relieve pain in the legs and hips of a patient in the hospital. When I entered his room, he was grimacing, visibly in pain, and trying to get into a less painful position in the hospital bed. I sat, we talked, and then I asked if I might lay my hands on the blanket that covered his legs and the moment I placed my hands on the covers, he said he felt heat. His legs were feeling better by the time I left.

Another lady with many health problems had been admitted for a lacerated hand. Because of her other conditions, they wanted to observe her for a day. I asked if I could gently hold her bandaged hand, she agreed, and she too felt the warmth of the healing touch. I say, "Thank you God".

Daughter is coming tomorrow. Pray for all of us. Pray for God's will in all things.

There have been recent successes in the lives of some of my sponsees. I am watching the hearts and spiritual eyes of some of them opening just like flowers to the sun. The truth is setting them free as we work the 12 steps together. This is watching a miracle happen.

I pray for that peace that passes all understanding - that God will place it in your minds, bodies, and spirits.

Prayer Girl


Paula said...

Another one I have to concentrate more upon - thanks again. "THINK" before oyu speak( Al Anon) and maybe even more even afterwards still dont say something. That is very hard on me being so impulsive. Never crosses my mind to turn even this on over to my HP. Thanks, LOVE

Wanda's Wings said...


Just Be Real said...

I love that phrase too PG. A great reminder to watch our tongue. Thank you so much for sharing! Blessings dear one!

Anonymous said...

Blessings Prayer Girl.


Tall Kay said...

So many miracles! I love to hear your healing touch stories! God is so good. Have a great day PG!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Glad you wrote this...

We are not alone!

Syd said...

I like the concept of listening and not speaking too much. One of my favorite sayings is "never miss an opportunity to keep my mouth shut."

wolfie185 said...

Wonderful PG, God has given you a gift and you pass in on both in person and in your blog. I will say a prayer for you all.

Anaya said...

What a beautiful post. Would you please pray for a young girl in Wellington Hospital in New Zealand? She is not in a critical conditon anymore, but her soul needs guidance.