Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let This be My Prayer

Graduation is one month from tomorrow.  And while my heart fills with relief and accomplishment, I cannot help but feel anxiety and fear of the unknown.  

You see, I went straight into Graduate school without even a small break.  I finished up at DBU and started UTA in the fall of 2006.  While I have definitely felt the weight of exhaustion these last two semesters... I recall all that God has done for me in the past year. 

If you followed my writing at FirstNet, then you know what I have been through, what I have faced and where God had placed me different moments throughout the year.  And now, with graduation one month away, I begin to wonder - - - what now Father?  Where do You want me?  Will every dream I have ever had for myself begin to come true now?  Will it not?  Will I handle life with grace and love, whatever the situation may be?  Help me Father... help me to love the unknown, for it is what pushes me into a deeper dependence upon You... the Only thing worth treasuring in this life. 

My sister Lacey bought the newest Celine Dion CD a few days ago, and allowed me to borrow it for a listen.  Do you remember the song, "The Prayer", Celine sang with Italian artist, Andrea Bocelli?  Well, this song has been the comfort of my soul for the past few days. 

If you listen to the lyrics, you begin to understand the song is written as a petition of people to the Almighty God... asking for His guidance in all of life.  Asking for His blessing on all we do.  And asking Him to be the light for every one of us. 

While I have no real knowledge of Celine or Andrea's faith, I have been singing this song to my Father and Savior for days.  It has been a source of not only comfort to my worried soul, but has also helped me communicate to the Almighty what I truly long for in this life.

I pray for wisdom, in times when I don't know.  I pray to be led by only His light for the rest of my life. I pray to be guided and comforted by His grace. I pray to find a place of safety solely in His arms. 

Now, I couldn't find a good video of Celine & Andrea... but here is one of her and Josh Groban, which is completely wonderful.  Take a minute, and offer up your personal prayer to the Almighty. 

All my love,


Stephanie said...

this is a beautiful song. jimbo and felicia are singing it at our wedding. holly you are inspiration to all who know you!!

In Process said...

"Blessings" is truly a loaded term. How awfully we use the term to mean success or abundance or gain, when the blessing of God is a renewed relationship with God through the Son empowered by the Spirit. Good Blog, I needed the reminder.

Michael G. McKay said...

This is a very wonderful prayer, I thank God for this and Thank you for sharing it.