And Thank You, God.

There is so much going on, I don’t know where to begin.

Marriage in Maine, possibly New Hampshire, troubles growing in Pakistan and Afghanistan, many people in the church I serve and lead needing support, more work than I can possibly do, 300+ clergy gathering in Washington, D.C. to lobby for LGBT equality, Jonathan getting a part in a play he wanted and a new car he needed, spring rains soaking deeply into previously parched soil . . . .

At such a time as this, there is only one way to turn–to God, to my Jesus, in prayer. prayerful-hands

Prayer in thanksgiving for all the justice being done, prayer for peace in war-torn lands and in our own, prayer for healing for broken lives and dead and dying loved ones, prayer to stay focused on the really important and not the merely urgent, prayer in joy for all the gifts . . . . .

Helen Keller said a long time ago, “The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”

God provides the power for overcoming and guides us in the way of overcoming. Help me, help us, God. And thank you, God.