Inspiration, Uncategorized

Give Your Hearts in Love

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You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be
alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the
same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
– Kahlil Gibran

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Inspiration, Uncategorized

Prayer for Help When Caring for Aged and Infirm Parents

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Lord, when we are infants, you partner with our parents in loving
and caring for us. My parent(s) is (are) now elderly and infirm, and
I ask that you partner with me in giving (her, him, them) the same
tender loving care. Give me the strength to be fully present for
my (mother, father, parents) and lovingly tend to (her, his, their)
needs and the wisdom to take time out to tend to my physical,
emotional, and spiritual needs as I care for (her, him, them).
Amen..
– Holy Names Chapel

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.