Sunday, September 21, 2008

Prayer

by Marsha Ward

It's my turn to post a blog again, and although earlier in the week I thought I had something to say here, it kind of evaporated because I didn't write my idea down.

Sometimes I get inspiration from my weekly church meetings, but today I'm not sure I have anything from there.

Except, all month long our theme in church has been Prayer. My thoughts have been turned to prayer by happenings around the blogosphere and in the world. A couple of my friends were in the path of recent hurricanes. A young man whose grandparents were dear friends of my parents was in a tragic plane crash with his sweet wife and a flight instructor. The flight instructor died, and the couple received horrible burns that will change their lives forever. Our blogger Kristine posted about it here.

I have been praying for all these people, those I know and those I don't.

It was my turn to pick the hymns for worship services in September. Here is one of my favorites about prayer, Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee, Hymn #123 with Text and music by Lorin F. Wheelwright, from Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985:

Oh, may my soul commune with thee
And find thy holy peace;
From worldly care and pain of fear,
Please bring me sweet release.

Oh, bless me when I worship thee
To keep my heart in tune,
That I may hear thy still, small voice,
And, Lord, with thee commune.

Enfold me in thy quiet hour
And gently guide my mind
To seek thy will, to know thy ways,
And thy sweet Spirit find.

Lord, grant me thy abiding love
And make my turmoil cease.
Oh, may my soul commune with thee
And find thy holy peace.

I hope these yearning words lead you to prayer that gives you peace today.

3 comments:

  1. Prayer is so important. Thanks for the reminder, Marsha.

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  2. I love the words to this hymn too, Marsha. Thanks for sharing them here.

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  3. That was the theme for our services this Sunday. I can't imagine not being able to talk to Heavenly Father on a regular basis. It's sustained me personally and give me the opportunity to do something when in the face of tragedy I felt so helpless.

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