Thursday, October 18, 2012

my only prayer

{my Mom and I held hands in the waiting room while they measured my Dad's tumor.}

When you are dealing with sickness or when you are grieving lots of people say, "We are praying for you."  It's a comfort.  Especially if you know that they are people who actually pray. 

I believe in God and I do pray.  I used to pray a lot more than I do now. 

When I felt stronger I prayed more.  When I felt I had life under control, I prayed a lot more.  I totally get it that that is the opposite of how it's supposed to go.  But that is the way it works for me. 

I pray every morning before my feet hit the floor.  I have only one prayer.  It goes exactly like this:

"Lord, please give me the strength to make it through one more day."

That is it.  And, for now, that is enough.


  1. My heart breaks for you. I do not know you personally, but your story, your life, has touched mine. I am praying for you, as it is the only thing I can do; and God IS the only one who can bring you comfort.

    "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

  2. It's good to see you on here, we've missed you. I am thinking of you often. xoxo.

  3. During a really hard time in my life I remember praying, "God, our relationship is now officially 100% yours. I can't do it anymore." And I felt God say, "It's okay. Our relationship has always been 100% mine." There are times when we can't pray or we can only pray one sentence, one word, one breath. Rest in that place, dear Amber, under the shelter of the prayers of those who love you, and the promises of God. I'm one of your prayer people and I know God is providing many others. xx Cathy from Peet's


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