It has been a long time since I have sat down to write a prayer for Wednesday morning. A time where we can gather (in person or through this email) and pray together. The words are meant to be inspiring and inviting.
Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of hosting the Hope Street staff, a volunteer, and Dr. Dan Green at my house. Dr. Green led us in a day where we walked through grief; what it is, what it looks like and sounds like. The day was beautiful and insightful. But the thing that was the most beautiful was being in a room with that staff and that team. There is so much beauty, wisdom, compassion, care, understanding, and oneness amongst that team; Ash, Brian, Hannah, Brooke, and Thomas. To be in their presence was fulfilling and life giving. If any of their names ever pop into your head, pray for them.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Wow, long time no talk in this capacity. Thank you so much for Ash, Brian, Hannah, Brooke, and Thomas. Lord, you have woven their lives together for such a time as this. They love unconditionally, they bring wisdom, compassion and oneness to the building and to the lives of so many people. They have also experienced great love and great loss while immersing themselves in the GFP. Allow them to feel your peace, your presence and your love in all areas of their lives. Thank you for the shepherds that they are.