Park and Prayer With My Shadow

Creator God, Maker of heaven and earth, all Wise, Gracious, and Merciful God, may I see a reflection of your Loving presence. May I know that in Your presence, my help has arrived. As I lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help, I seek You Lord, my Helper. Despite the waves of emotions that try to sweep me away I will not fall down nor give in to fear or despair. I seek my Savior in the midst of the mountains and valleys in my life. 

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. Help me, O God, overcome the flood of memories that holds me captive and makes me feel frozen. It stops me in my tracks. Fear holds me as a hostage. 

O God, melt my heart, open my eyes and cultivate my mind with seeds of wisdom so I may know your truth. Your truth shall set me free. Bless me with wisdom to recognize the deep shadows under Your wings , a place of shelter and renewal. Hide me, Merciful God, shelter me, then, light my path when night falls and when I am lost. May I see You in the sun that shines, the moon that lights the dark skies and in the billions of stars that gives hope for brighter days. Without the sun there would be no rainbow, a spread of the many faces in our world. Without the shadow, there would be no reflection of our inner self, a dimension beyond our reach. And without the memory of the cross I could not have the glory of the resurrection and the possibilities for repentance, renewal and regrowth. Help me, O God, hear my prayer. Amen.

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