Ah, Mornings! This is a photo from yesterday morning when I was breakfasting and talking and then PRAYING with a dear friend.
You know, God, we are ALL in need of prayer. But, every once in a while we KNOW it in an ever so stark way. At that time it is so GOOD to have prayer connections already in place. Prayer friends — Friends that allow us the privilege of coming that close to them — coming into YOUR PRESENCE — together. Sigh.
Arugh, You just brought to mind Your suggestion/COMMAND that I name/identify ten areas in which I NEED help and then ask ten people for help in each of those areas. Yes, God. You told me to do that eight or . . . more years ago. No. I haven’t done it.
And THAT is why You had me take this photo — also yesterday — of the pigeons on the beach. But, mostly of the single solitary ones, like this one. BUSY! Yes, they are all moving along busily. But, I hear You say — not too purposefully. Purpose, generally for our species, requires combined effort.
Hard to say, God, which is harder. To ask for help — or to ask someone to pray for us, WITH US. BOTH SO HARD.
Not so hard to ask for help and prayer for “Good Causes”. But for myself? I find myself constrained by strands of “ought nots” — one ought not be self serving or worse yet, self important. How foolish of me — or how clever of the Darkness — to cover Humility with the garments of selfishness. To encourage me to think — Oh, my needs are so small compared to the BIG needs around me. As if, God, You weren’t eager to help us ALL. Sigh. I need to ask people even just to suggest areas in which I need help. OK. OK. I’m asking!