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PRAYERS FOR AN EVERYDAY WORLD

Story ID:3900
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2008
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Richard L. Provencher
81 Queen Street, Unit 6, Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 2B2 Phone (902) 897-2344
E-mail: richardprov1@netscape.net

May these Prayer/Poems bring a measure of Peace,
Love, and Foregiveness into your lives. RLProvencher

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Prayer - For A God-Loving Senior

“Those who become Christians become new persons.
They are not the same anymore, for the old life is
gone. A new life has begun.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

Father God, continue to support my limbs, my mind
and my attitude about life. Let me have discernment
that I may remember my grandchildren, my family
and view those pictures with a smile, in spite of nasty
past distractions. Let me wheel my chair in happiness
across sidewalks, push a grocery cart with glee, walk
in surety and above all greet strangers with good
thoughts. My life has not been a bed of roses, yet You
were always with me, and I thank you for the times
Your shoulders carried this person, ungrateful in difficult
moments, unforgiving during weak episodes, but
returning to your fold with vigor. May my remaining
days on this earth you created be filled with a
continuing love I have in my heart for all, that I may
dance to the tune of your salvation, forever and ever.

***

Prayer – For A Nursing-Home Grandma

“My purpose is to give life in all
its fullness.” (John 10:10 NLT)

Once again footfalls from family members
travel well-worn halls, past wheel-chairs
lined against walls, past aged cheeks
and haunting eyes; not so many years ago
grandma baby-sat me, danced at my
graduation, and reminded me to recite
daily prayers. Her life is a garden
of joyful noise; she is my scented rose.
Sometimes I wish it was more the way it
was. Not to be since this is her new home.
During our visit we listen, as her own
memories come whispering. God love her.

***

Prayer – For A Precious Mother

“God has planted eternity in the
human heart.” (Eccl. 3:11 NLT)

We love her Father, she’s like Mary, the
mother of your son, a twinkle in her eye
yet knowing how much her son would
suffer for us. Our mother is so much
like her, caring, worrying, and knowing
she does her best even though we
do not appreciate her the way we should.
“One day when you are a parent,” she
says, “You will understand the love
I have for you, my child. And this
knowledge is almost overwhelming.
Protect her, Father, as our love grows. .

***

Prayer – For A Stroke Survivor

“Let us run with endurance the race that
God has set before us.” (Heb. 12:1 NLT)

Oh God, thank you for my life, in spite of
the limiting movements in my body, remove
the fear I see in the eyes of my family and
other precious ones; their pain at what I
am experiencing. Allow these dormant limbs
a recovery which will astound those who do
do believe in the power of prayer, and agree
with those who do. Let my mind be renewed
in the solitude we have together, and my
thoughts be precious, filled with love, forgiving
and view the future with grateful eyes. And let
me dance with feet bathed in Salvation that
I may come to know thee even more my Lord.

***

Prayer - For A Wandering Son

“And forgive us our sins just as
we have forgiven those who sinned
against us.” (Matt. 6:12 NLT)

Do not allow a bushel basket to
cover any forgiving hearts, but
allow us to thrust it aside and allow
our true selves be released, to
overcome thoughts of unloving and
unforgiveness, to set it free to rise
above our personal troubles, to
set it free to encompass all those
to whom nasty thoughts were once
directed. Come home, son, as Jesus
returned to His Father. Come home
and let us forgive each other.

***

Prayer - For A Wandering Daughter

“Love means doing what God has
commanded us, and He has commanded
us to love one another.” (2 John 1:6 NLT)

Father God, help me to understand youth
especially a strong-willed daughter,
one who does not understand the love
of her parents, one who does not realize
the world can be a cage for her innocence,
and attempts to change her from a scent
of beauty into something repulsive, that takes
away self-worth, a vision of her true
future and the admiration of family, who
desire she return to love and acceptance.
Let me hold you once more, dear daughter
of my life, you are cherished and loved.

***

Prayer - For A World Revival

“Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about
everything. Tell God what you need, and thank
Him for all He has done.” (Philippians 4:6 NLT)

Jesus, we seek you in all we do, wishing to
fulfill the vision you have for us, directing our
path, allowing us to eagerly forgive others,
not accept any offenses directed by the enemy
of our faith, and to live each day with love,
sincerity and a willingness to participate in
helping this world be a better place, through
prayer and good deeds. May our prayers
be as fruitful as leaves, and may we have a
boldness to go into the malls, and display
the gifts you give us, to create a longing from
shoppers who are focused on materialistic
urges, and allow the fruit of the spirit to dwell
in their heart of hearts, forever and a day.

***

© Richard L. Provencher 2008