Prayers for Sunday

April 19, 2008 at 10:46 pm 4 comments

Saturday night.  Time to pray and prepare for Sunday. 

Prayers for self tonight, leading to prayers for others. 

Sometimes hard to get my motivation up to take three kids when The Hub is not going to be there.  Before church, I have to take them to McDonald’s to keep up their tradition, which I try to smile through, but don’t enjoy for several reasons.  During church, My Man is not there and half of me feels missing, ard to worship alone after I’ve grown used to his presence.  After worehip, Red will be asleep and I’ll have to get him roused and to class.  Sunday School, Sunday school class without him there isn’t as fun.  After church, decisions about the kid’s day will have to be made without his input.  Afternoon, he’ll need a nap, and I’ll want one, but need to keep the kids and dog quiet so he can rest some.  Evening, he’ll be fired up to go to church–yet, during that service, he’ll be distracted with responsiblities and I’ll probably still be sitting alone still then.  After PM church, it will be time to scrounge for food and try to gear back up for Monday with the kids wanting to stay and play.  

We usually don’t recover until about the next weekend from the backlog a “working-weekend” creates everywhere else.  Many of you know too well!

I am so blessed, which makes it hard to be authentic at times where stress points are for me, still minimal compared to many folks I’ve heard about this week! 

But, my morning prayer for my life will be:  “Lord, let your grace fall on me!  Consistency matters to my kids!” 

For I sometimes think, “Perhaps I should just stay home with the kids and worship here instead of all the distractions.” 

But, I know what would happen, they’d beg every week, AND, frankly…I’m not sure I could trust myself with the proper cut-off for a switch-up for Sunday morning, though it’s fine, at times, for some. 

This prayer is on my heart, for me, and maybe for you today:

Lord, you are the husband to the one with no husband.  Be with all those who are “husband-less” tomorrow, for whatever reason, to whatever extent.  Be the One who joins in song with her, helps her make decisons, wrestles with the world as it sneaks in, and the One who vibrantly reveals joy in everything good! 

We can rest in God’s word:

Isaiah 54:5
For your Maker is your husband— the LORD Almighty is his name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
Jeremiah 3:14
… “for I am your husband. I will choose you—
Hosea 2:16
“In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. ‘

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  • 1. mamarosi  |  April 20, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Hey girlie, I understand your lament. Tomorrow will be different for me because I will be going to pick up the kids from their dad’s before church. They are usually wired differently when they get back and we need a time of transition, but tomorrow we are going full steam ahead to church, then later to a friends for a possible campout. I don’t know if I can handle all that yet. I’m also having a bit of a head cold. I know God is going to help me through it all, though. I feel His presence already.

  • 2. awomansdevotion  |  April 20, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Praying for you this morning.

  • 3. graceisenough  |  April 20, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I know how challenging it can be. Hub was supposed to meet me at church, but never came and sat with us. He said he couldn’t find us, yet we were in our same spot. So I had to deal with keeping both kids quiet in church this am. Fun! Hang in there!

  • 4. mom  |  April 20, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I can relate to your loneliness today with my other half gone to Iraq. Day after day, week after week. Decisions made alone, challenges, world issues, just “stuff.” Sometimes it seems more than one alone can handle. Thank God I don’t have to! He is here with me. I have to lean totally on him right now, and it is not easy. But, he didn’t say it would be, just that he would be here with me every step of the way. Thank you Jesus!!!

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