Saturday, July 9, 2016

We need an #uplift

I do NOT get political on my blog. No controversy, no taking sides, no blame. It's just too negative.

With that said, there is a dense cloud of sadness smothering America from recent events. Its trickle-down effect is stinging every one of us. Farther and farther down we are spiraling. And many of us feel helpless and frustrated and don't know how to fix it.

The best way little old me can help, from my small, insignificant corner of the world, is to send prayers and positive vibes. So that is what I am doing today...

Dear Father in Heaven,
Please comfort those who have lost.
Please bring reason to those who seek revenge.
Don't let them twist Your Words, saying "An eye for an eye," when that Old Law was done away;
Let them know Your New Law to be better than those who do evil -
"Turn the other cheek" "Love your enemies" "Pray for them" (Luke 6:27-38)
Please give US the strength to love and light up the world with good works,
To extinguish the hate and darkness in downtrodden hearts.
Only Your Love can save us.

Please help us carry on, even when we don't understand why these things happen.
I have faith that things will soon be better.

Help me forgive others so You might forgive me when I stumble.
Thank you for your blessings.
Especially the perfect example of Jesus.
In His Name, Amen.

Thanks for letting me share this with you.

I hope and pray things don't get worse before they get better - but we writers know that happens sometimes... Now go hug someone and spread some joy!


Ann Bennett said...

Prayer is a good start followed by action. As sad as all this is, maybe we can all wake up to what it is like to be a person of color.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen, Tara!

Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine said...

I think it's always good to pray and wish well for others. We need to spread the positivity.

Angela Brown said...

To say that I've been remiss in doing more in the blogging world is an understatement. I almost missed this beautiful post. I'm glad I did not.

Thank you and Amen. Your words touched me and I hope they touch others as well.

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautifully said. Looking at from the outside I only feel sadness, and loss for the loving country I left that barely exists any longer.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've been considering my own post on the subject. But my blog has become pretty much just my photography...would I push friends away? We forget we have more in common than we have differences. We have come to focus on the outliers and not the greater good. Oh, sigh.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

At a time when prayer is condemned yet so badly needed, bravo for stepping out and praying. Amen to that.

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks for your support. I appreciate your comments more than you know. I wasn't sure how folks would respond, but you've given me encouragement right back!

Let's spread it around!

Unknown said...

Aww, that pic is so sweet! This is such a nice post. I hope others hear you. Thanks.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hello, dear Tara. Sometimes prayers and positive vibes is all we can do...

I wish you a wonderful start into the new week :)

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