Dear Lord. Please wrap your loving arms around all these patients today as well as their families. Have this be the day that they receive good news. We know that you have the power to perform miracles as well as the ability to get us through these trying times by strengthening us.
I am the Lion locked in the cage pacing the floor. I am the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the fires set before. I am the cliches of writers past-of their darkness & struggles, living a life constantly charging through rubble. I am a warrior, a fighter, a back handed smile, a no choice given, too young, too delicate infantile. Searing pain messed up brain with a body too young to be failing. I’m 27 I’m 28 this part was supposed to be honey and smooth sailing. Day in day out stuck within these prison walls. Eight times I have been trapped here, listening to the sounds of the outside & of the freedom that it calls. I scale and I fall and I struggle and scream and cry and beg and plead. My heart stays strong, my lungs won’t give out, but my tired soul is in desperate need. I need the battles to come to an end, I have fought more than I ever bargained for. And here I am yet again behind these walls thinking I had conquered that war. But I see in your eyes my future, my wedding, my children, my home by the sea. And I feel all my loved ones, present and past falling in beside me. I live the heartache, I battle the sadness, & stare into the pits of hell. But hells not a solution, no home for a girl like me. So I climb out of the darkness, and Ill never turn back. I walk away full of love, optimistic, and free. Death is easy. Life is hard. But I choose life. I choose hope. I choose me.
-Brittany Jane DeNorscio
Strengthen me this day O Lord , for all that lies ahead. Keep me in Your care always and grant my daily bread. Instruct me in Your paths as I put my trust in You. Show Your love, through all I say and everything I do. Forgive me in Your mercy whenever I am wrong. Wash my heart of sin and guilt and make my spirit strong. Make me glad to lend my hands to all who are in need. Help me to relieve their pain, and may they soon be freed. I offer You my thanks, dear God, for all You’ve done for me. Hear my prayers and raise me up to closer with You be.
Please help these in this time of loss and overwhelming grief. Right now it seems like nothing will ease their pain of this loss. We turn them to you for comfort now. We seek your loving and reassuring presence for them please, dear Lord, be their strong fortress. Give them your grace to face each day.
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole
creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve
those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.