Thursday, February 14, 2013

Remnants


Rachel Hackenberg  ( http://rachelhackenberg.com/preparing-for-lent/) offers prayer writing prompts throughout Lent.  I will be doing my best to keep up!  I hope that you will use them as a springboard for your own prayers.

Isaiah 10:21 (NRSV): "A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God."

The prophet Isaiah foreshadows warring years for Jerusalem and a scattering of the people, but he also claims with hope that a remnant of the Israelites will be saved from the destruction in order to rebuild the nation. Despite all that will be lost, those who remain will be Israel's good news.

Remnants.
Sometimes it seems as if remnants are all that's left.......

A remnant of joy.
A remnant of patience.
A remnant of creativity.
A remnant of energy.
A remnant of faith.
A remnant of trust.
A remnant of awareness.
A remnant of health.
A remnant of anticipation.
A remnant of peace.
A remnant of contentment.
A remnant of love............. for God .............. for myself ............. for others.

Many of those remnants have been to hell and back.
It is easy to remember when they were ripped from the whole.

I am afraid I will never be whole again.

Please God, weave me into something new.

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