There is an awareness in me that extends to a feeling of those I love – to their whereabouts, to their happiness, and the extent to which my life is blessed by their presence in it.
Change is a constant factor too, and when the winds of life blow change, when a child is born, grows up, and moves away on his own life calling, my heart is stretched. Then too often there is the aging of parents, of self, and a dozen unanticipated needs play into life’s flow.
In these moments I need prayer more than anything else. Prayer reconnects me to the truth my soul holds that I need to “Let go and let God.” Prayer reconnects me to Love when I am poised on the brink of fear.
Dear Creator, remember yourself to me when I have forgotten where I came from. Remember yourself to me in the dark times and the light times. Thank you for love, thank you for laughter, and thank you for these beloved ones who have come into my life for their own reasons and mine. Protect them throughout their life changes and wanderings, and may we meet again in health and beauty. Amen.