God, of all and many and even me…
Be with all the caregivers…
those who are nursing a loved one back to health,
those who are bearing the burden and joy of providing for a loved one who is indefinitely incapacitated. Be with those who professionally provide home-health care, and those who nurse and care for those in hospitals and care facilities. I am not sure why I am thinking of caregivers today, God, but I am. Bless them with strength and life and small joys that energize.
And well, I pray for this guy at the table next to me who is obviously receiving a performance review from his boss. At a coffee shop. Wow.
A few tables over there is a middle school student studying with a friend. That student is a member of my church. I pray for their studies, and for the whole family, who is a joy.
I am grateful to run into this student.
I am going to pray for me, too, God. For my shabby self, and for my sparkly self. I pray for humility and forgiveness. I pray for courage and moxie.
Thank you, God. Love, me.