Friday, March 02, 2012

Lenten Prayer # 10 For Families

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers...Malachi 4:6
He said to her, "Go and call your husband and come here"...They went out of the city and were coming to him.  John 4:16
God, we have often failed to heed the words and wisdoms of generations before us.  Turn our hearts to elders and help us to honor them so that we may also honor our heritage and the life lessons they have given us.  At the same time, we acknowledge that many children have been left alone to make their own way.  Strengthen our hearts to believe for great things for the coming generations and help us to do all we can to care for those who will follow after. 

And thinking of the Samaritan woman at the well reminds us there are many desolate women around us...women who are abandoned, divorced more than once, abused, seperated from loved ones...some are completely without hope. 

Bring together the shattered peices of our families.  Confront them with your healing grace, and may we now, as happened then, come to you.

The following video (or the song at least) was on a CD my son recently gave me.  Enjoy! 

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