Thank You for friends and friendship. It’s such a precious gift. Help me not to take those I love for granted, but to listen from my heart to their needs and cares. Give me the ability to provide support when it’s needed, and laughter for the times of celebration. Thank You for caring for us and our friends so much.
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Tagged caring, celebration, friends, friendship, gift, laughter, needs, support
Sometimes I think the best prayers are those where I don’t say anything at all to You, but instead I just relax in Your company for a while. Like old friends who find that a comfortable and easy silence is more than okay and in fact nourishes the friendship better than a thousand words can do. Thank You.
I’m feeling delicate enough as it is but today everywhere I turn, I see friends and strangers succeeding beyond every measure of success in their dreams, whereas I’m struggling away as always to no apparent avail and with very little good news coming my way. Sorry, and I know it means I’m a Very Bad Christian (no surprises there for You then …) and an appalling friend, but actually, I just want to punch them to stop them talking about it all the time, and be left alone with my own failures.
And whilst I’m consumed with envy, I still have to go on smiling and offering supposedly heartfelt congratulations, oh dear me. Because honestly sometimes lying is the only option. This far on in my life and career, I don’t actually expect any success (though still I dream, ah well …), but could You at least be kind enough to ensure that I only have to listen to Tales of Other People’s Glory no more than once a month, rather than three times a ruddy day. Thank You.
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Tagged Bad Christians, dreams, envy, failure, friends, lies, success
In my old home, a friend and I used to drive past a church which had the sign saying “God is always with us” outside. Every time, my friend would say “Yes, that’s the trouble, isn’t it?” which always made me smile. But, to be honest, she wasn’t wrong. Sometimes it’s much more fun to be naughty than to be godly, and the thought that You are always with us can be a bit of a downer, I have to say. Sorry. Oh, but thank You that You are always with us as in the end I do know it’s really the only way I can get by.
Thank You that when things are at their worst, You somehow contrive to bring a small shaft of sunlight into our existence. Today, I was feeling really unhappy and bored with my lot when a meeting with someone I’d not seen for years was an unexpected delight. She even complimented me on my new hair style, which so few other people have noticed! It made all the difference, so thank You.