Linking up with Dearest Love for a Coffee Date and Someday Saints to Embrace the Ordinary !
Getting ready this morning I knew I needed to be there. Sure, there was an essay to write, laundry to be done, emails to send, yet that all would have to wait. Listening within, I felt an inner pull that I was being asked to put aside these things today to pray. Seeking direction, I quickly queried my friends and family to see if they had any special intentions. So with prayers to carry and filled with purpose I opened the door to my church. Though I had written them down, I realized as I knelt that I had left them in my car. Beautifully, however, they each one by one came as a bright light in the darkness. Every prayer intention had a face, a name and a desire of the heart.
As I lifted each up in prayer there was an inner pause, stillness I have found only in God’s presence. “Be still and know that I am God” .
Yes, you have this all Father, all within your loving hands. There is a great awareness here, a knowing that you still the winds, calm the seas, and yet enkindle our hearts and minds to love and see as you do.
By no coincidence the readings today spoke of an attentiveness needed in fixing our eyes on what God is asking of us. With so many things to occupy our every day, I know I can easily find myself engulfed in the daily demands upon my time. Today, Jesus I heard your voice and what an incredible gift to have been entrusted with these prayers this morning. Whatever else I could possibly do today, I know that this was where I was meant to be.
With the homily, a scene was painted of a sailboat and its captain on the open waters. With an eye on the horizon and hands ready, he notices and adjusts to the change in the direction of the wind. A hasty decision isn’t necessarily needed but an awareness and discernment as to the soundest course to proceed.
Jesus, you are my guiding light, the certain wind to carry me where you need me to be. When I seek you, and trust I am never truly lost. For you are The Way, the path of surest love from the Father to each one of us. And when our focus is on what is behind us, or we think that we can no longer see the path ahead, you light our hearts and call us Father, (farther) onward.
May your cup overflow with peace- goodness, and mercy as you seek God’s presence and direction in your day!
9 thoughts on “Coffee Date: Fill my Cup Till..”
This is lovely. I’m so glad I came across your site from the link up.
Thank you Stacia, I feel the same way! That’s the beauty of linkups! 😉
so true and beautiful!
thanks for stopping by my blog!
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Beautiful! The prayer at the end feels like it was written for me! 🙂 I’ll be praying that prayer this week. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for linking up!
Thank you so much Jenna! I will be praying for you to get some much needed sleep so that you can get to feeling better. I have had similar disturbing nights of sleep too in the past and have found saying the rosary has truly helped. 🙂
This is so beautiful! I’m glad you linked up with me, so I could come read your post and fill my heart with prayer and peace as I read your blog! ❤
If you don't mind, please keep my 16mo old Nate in your prayers. Thank you!
Absolutely, I will keep Nate in my prayers! I so agree that prayer goes before everything, through all things, and after all. It is the only way that I have found the strength to last all those late nights with the little ones! 🙂
Good for you for being so present to the call of the Holy Spirit!
Beautiful, Elizabeth. Such a gift to be able to spend time in prayer as you did. And, such a gift you are to all you pray for! Thank you for sharing this, your amazing awareness to the present, and the beautiful prayer. ❤