Thursday, March 31, 2005

MY PRAYER CYCLE

My prayer cycle

I often write of my life as a child, I guess I was blessed with many memories, I remember being amazed when I met people when I was still in school, who couldn't remember who their first grade teacher was. I could still tell you every teacher I ever had, their names and describe what they looked like. There were so many books I loved to read, I mentioned Hans Christian Anderson, another would have been C.S. Lewis. I also loved fairytales and fantasy, who remember the book "Five Children and It" a book about brothers and sisters on a summer holiday and discovering a sand fairy who grants them one wish each day. But with every wish brings the children more trouble than happiness because they can't foresee the results of getting everything they ask for. Since I was a child I think I've always made my wants known through prayer. Like I was writing about saying No to Autumn yesterday, some of my prayers were No. I know now that prayer is more than just telling HIM what we want Him to do for us, or what we us to do for us. It's funny knowing He already knows what we need even before we ask for them. I think of the "Lords Prayer", I remember learning it when I was young, I also learned it in French. It's quite beautiful both ways. Once that prayer was a memory of words, but did I really know what it meant. Today it means more aout living and growing, trusting our relationships with all around us, rather than getting what we want from HIM. I guess as we grow in faith, our prayers will become less of a wish list and more of an intimate conversation. Mine still sound like a wish list many times. But as I look back, I'm glad He didn't grant many of my crazy wishes. Going to lunch, ya'll have a good day.

8 comments:

dimundntheruf69 said...

I have been asking for things through prayer for many years too..since I was a child...and what I have found in my experience is that God almost never answers them in the way that we expect...but He always answers and thats what keeps me sane..well almost sane..LOL..Its very comforting to have that kind of unconditional love...thanks for sharing..christie

sasonalmah said...

Oh, I am going to thoroughly enjoy this journal!  I agree with you about remembering every teacher....but then, I am a teacher myself at a Christian school.  Maybe that has something to do with it!  LOL

Tracy
http://journals.aol.com/deveil/CelebrationofMyExhistance/

dcmeyer420 said...

Like they say, "Be careful waht you wish for." Your faith is refreshing. I admire you for it.  

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Hiya...I am a new reader to ur J...I just have to say that this journal is a breath of fresh air...your Faith alone is enough to draw anyones attention to this journal...and instantly have them hooked! I saved ur J to my fav's...and i will definately be back....i've left a link to mine...if u ever wanna check it out....
Hugss...~Terri~

winivere2002 said...

Derek, what were the crazy wishes? LOL... Inquiring minds want to know! Love, Win =.)

winivere2002 said...

PS.. NICE LEGS. HA HA

jeff466 said...

I have clear memories of my life from my first memory forward.  I am like you, I can tell you ever teacher I had and can still picture them in my mind.  I started reading at an early age and always have read as many books as I could get my hands on.

It took me awhile to understand that sometimes the unanswered prayers are a blessing.  Even if I didn't see it at the time.  

I'm glad you found my blog.  I have enjoyed reading yours and looking at the other one with the picture of the day.  

I have been so busy lately with a new job that I haven't had time to pop in and say hi.  I bookmarked both and will definitely saying hello from time to time :)

Jeff
http://pointclickjeff.blogspot.com/

toonguykc said...

I've always gotten along best with people who have vivid memories of their childhoods.  My first grade teacher was named Miss Kraus.

Russ