REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday 11/8/09 - "BLESSING THE ANIMALS "
"BLESSING THE ANIMALS"
I'll start with a follow-up comment of my own about yesterdays blog, "Lucky & Bert".
The six words, "Peace is a work in progress" can be clarified at the present moment in this way: Progress is very slow Peace seems to be a very distant possibility It will take a lot of work I have faith
This is why I chose for my blog a photo of a mural, "The Blessing of the Animals", depicting St. Francis of Assisi who had such love for all living creatures.
I ask St. Francis to bless the progress towards peace that Lucky and Bert are making.
Some other blessings I ask God for:
Please bless alcoholics and addicts everywhere who are: Not even aware yet of the disease they harbor in their mind, body, and spirit. May their lives bring them to a place of awareness and subsequent surrender that they may discover the possibility of health and a new life
Newly sober and straight people struggling to live one day at a time without using a substance to cope with life. Place in their lives recovering people, circumstances, and experiences that will encourage them to "go to any lengths" to hold on to their new lives.
Sober and straight for years, but struggling with situations that are challenging. Help them remember that their sobriety is the most important thing in their lives, to reach out for help, and rely on God for the strength they lack.
I pray blessings for the many who have lost their jobs, had their work hours cut, or are in fear of losing their livelihood. May they live in today and rely on God for their daily bread.
Bless those who are being or have been abused in any way. Knowing that God can turn even the worst of experiences to the good, we ask God to guide us.
Today has been another very busy and emotional day. Time to pull the shades on this 24 hours, turn out the lights, and sleep in the care of God.
Goodnight to all you bloggers. I love you. Prayer Girl
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.