July 23, 2010

Prayers that help me for those that pray

I know I said I am taking off for the Summer but I will post a few times I believe...I just felt the need to post this today.  I found a couple of prayers that spoke to me and make me feel at ease during the darker times.  I will share them both below:

#1
Dear God


My heart is aching and I need your strength.
I pray that You will fill my heart with love and courage and strength; I pray that you will let me feel your presence in this dark time.
I pray that my child will feel how much love surrounds him/her.
I feel boundless love for him. I think of him as a little boy splashing in the tub, and my heart breaks to see him as he has become. I love him so much, and I know that You love him more than I ever can.
Please, let him feel this love.
Please let him use this love to break free from drugs.
Please show both of us the path we must walk.
Amen

#2
Dear God
I am powerless and my life is unmanageable without your help and guidance.
I come to you today because I believe that You can restore and anew me to meet my needs today.
Since I cannot manage my life and affairs, I have decided to give them to You.
I put my life, my will, my thoughts, my desires and ambitions in Your hands.
I give You all of me: the good and the bad, the character defects and shortcomings,my selfishness, resentments and problems. I know that You will work them out in accordance with Your plan.
Such as I am, take and use me in Your service. Guide and direct my ways and show me what to do for You.
I cannot control or change my friends or loved ones, so I release them into Your care
for Your loving hands to do with as You will. Just keep me loving and free from judging them.
If they need changing, God You'll have to do it; I can't. Just make me willing and ready to be of service to You, to have my shortcomings removed, and to do my best. Help me to see how I have harmed others and make me willing to make amends to them all. Keep me ever mindful of thoughts and actions that harm myself and others, and which separate me from Your light, love and spirit. And when I commit these errors, make me aware of them and help me to admit each one promptly. I am seeking to know You better, to love You more.I am seeking the knowledge of Your will for me and the power to carry it out.Lord, teach me patience,
and remind me that it is hard work, but well worth the labor. Guide me in all I do to remember that waiting is the answer to some of my prayers, and that when I need You,You will be there to help me.

Amen

We will for always remember our grown children as the innocent laughing souls they were, and it hurts us deeply when we see them in pain. Pray for love; pray that they feel God's love.

I pray you all have a wonderful joy-filled day!
 
Renee

5 comments:

Brother Frankie said...

know that there are people praying for you and your family.

really..

i do a small outreach/church service at a park and we always try to remember to pray for the folks i have grown to love on these blogs..

you are prayed for
Brother Frsnkie

Erin said...

Thank you so much for posting these prayers! I will be praying along the same lines for my precious son.

Syd said...

Renee, I really appreciate your posting these. The second prayer has the 12 steps encompassed in it. That is awesome.

Heather's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing these prayers. Awesome.
Hope you are doing well.
God bless.

SinnerSaved said...

God hears you and He will answer you...keep the faith :)
God has delivered me from many years of addiction and i pray for you and your son.