I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ♡
The last four weeks on ¤ under1000skies ¤
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“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
–CORRIE TEN BOOM
“Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.”
-TERRY PRATCHETT, SNUFF
“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
-SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX
“Writing is prayer.”
“I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. In some way, in some form, my God was always there, but now I have learned to talk to him.”
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
-KAHILL GIBRAN, THE PROPHET
“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”
“I close my eyes, Then I drift away
Into the magic night. I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do.
Then I fall asleep to dream My dreams of you.”
“Ubi Caritas Et Amor, Deus Ibi Est”
(“Where there is love and care, there is God.” One of the most ancient prayers in the Christian tradition.)
“A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.”
-SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
“A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.”
-ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.”
“When you call my name, it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there.
In the midnight hour I can feel your power.
Just like a prayer, you know I’ll take you there…”
-MADONNA, “LIKE A PRAYER”
“Last night I prayed on a fallen star that you never have a broken heart
Though the world is cold, just remember who you are
And I pray that you never have a rainy day
And no matter what people say
Even when it hurts it’ll be okay…”
-K. MICHELLE, “A MOTHER’S PRAYER.”
Music by BenSound.com.
Photos by Pixabay and Niki Flow.
The next post here will be on Labor Day (6 September 2021). There will be one and possibly two exceptions: (1) if we get contributions from one of our artists — just got word we may have a new artist soon! and (2) an upcoming Spotlight-Saturday interview with ShowerUp Nashville, now in Chicago as well. That will probably be next Saturday or the week after depending on scheduling. I learned today they can do the interview, so I’m really happy about that and our new artist.
See you then.