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Monday, December 17, 2007

The Candle Is Lit


Into thy hands I offer the mind, body and spirit of my sister, asking that you raise her in the way you have created her to go. Guide my sister away from all things and people that are not aligned with her highest good. Protect my sister from those things and people that would lead her down a path that is not in alignment with her destiny as you have written it on her heart. Remove from my sister's mind all shadows of fear, doubt, anger and resentment that could cloud her mind or harden her heart. Strengthen my sister to walk away from those things and people that can in any way keep her from the divine path that you have laid before her. Open my sister's eyes that she will see and know danger. Give my sister the courage to resist all temptations that may lead to harm. Teach her to honor her body as your divine temple. Teach my sister to cherish the power of her mind. Teach my sister to use her gifts and talents wisely. Soften my sister's heart with kindness and compassion. Most of all, God, let my child know that you love her. Let my sister feel your love, know your love and express your love at all times, under all circumstances. Draw my sister close to you. Drive my sister away from patterns of thought and behavior that are not productive, honorable, healthy or self-loving. Sprinkle my sister liberally with your grace and light. Teach my sister your ways and guide her to make them a priority in her life. God, teach me to speak to my sister in a way that honors her spirit and encourages her to desire to do good at all times. Forgive me for the fears that I hold in my heart and project onto my sister. Remind me not to take my sister for granted. Teach me how to communicate and demonstrate my love in healthy and loving ways. If there is anything that I do or say that does not set a good example for my sister, please heal me of it right now! In full faith and confidence, I ask that you create a bond of love, joy, harmony, respect and kindness between me and my sister that cannot be broken by the ways of the world. For I know that as I pray this prayer, thy will is done. Let it be so! And So It Is!
Adopted from Every Day I Pray by Iyanla Vanzant

18 comments:

christopherc said...

My dear friend, that was a lovely prayer and very fitting for your sister, your family, and yourself at this time and moment. My prayers and thoughts are raised for you without ceasing in hope that light and cheer may find their way into your days.

Peace be with you.

-C

Lemuel said...

That candle burns brightly for your sister and for others. By our prayers for your sister and for you we add the light of our candles to your prayer. God bless!

Greg said...

My thoughts are with you, your sister and your family.

TJ said...

As it has been said before "this to shall pass" and it will, but in the mean time stay strong and let got of what you can not change and focus on what you can change. Take care and Hugs all around...

Doug said...

I'm thinking positive thoughts of love and strength for you and your sister.

*hugs*

Java said...

What a beautiful prayer. I add my "amen" to it.

Blair said...

Each an every moment for the next 120 days, we will have a candle burning brightly for your sister and for so many others that need light in their lives this season.

For with light there is love, and with love all things are possible.

Nathan Garvison said...

Amen, Lewis. May God continue to be with you as your go through this tough time. And don't worry! "For God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love, and sound mind!" That verse has gotten me through so much in the past few months. Be sure to share it with your sister and other family members who may need encouragement. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Thanks again for visiting my blog. :) always appreciate the comments.

Sorted Lives said...

That was beautiful. She will be in my thoughts and prayers -- as well as you and your family.

bardelf said...

Amen and Blessed Be.

Cooper said...

What a lovely man you are, Lewis. That was beautiful. I will keep my candle burning for your sister and your family. Only from darkness can there be light ... You are that light for your sister and your niece. Bless you.

jo said...

Amen.

((((hugs))))

Ur-spo said...

that is a thoughtful prayer, indeed
i believe your thoughts - and ours too - will do her good and keep her.

Trailhead said...

Peace and strength to you, your sister and your family.

WAT said...

Amen. I wholeheartedly believe in prayer as well.

You're a good man Charlie Brown.

Joseph said...

What beautiful, touching, and most appropriate thoughts. You, your sister, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nathan said...

A beautiful prayer indeed. She and your family are in our prayers too.

xoxo

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