HealingNew Every Morning | August 6, 2020
Compassionate action must serve and sustain our own healing and restoration. Cultivating compassion is not an invitation to minimize our needs for healing and wholeness, to silence our voices, to abandon our personal power, or to lose ourselves in endless caretaking to the point of depletion and fatigue. Compassion yearns for the flourishing of all life, including our own. Our capacity for genuine compassion flows out of the strength and fullness of our vitality.
—Frank Rogers Jr. Practicing Compassion (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved;
for you are my praise.
—Jeremiah 17:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, open my eyes so that I may see who around me needs compassion.
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God has faithfully planted people purposefully on my path…some for a season, and some for a lifetime. The depth of His compassion comes forth through these people, who walk steadily, listen tenderly and counsel wisely. May I be as faithful when I am placed by Him.
Father – please continue in Your faithful provision of sustaining health and guiding wisdom for those who gather here. And through each hill and valley You lead us through, may we grow more dependent on You. May we honor and glorify You.
The people here are the ones who support me as I strive for my wholeness and healing.
Prayers for Jill and her warm network of supporters and those she has yet to nurture.
Prayers for Ally and David, as David continues to suffer from afteraffects of Covid 19 and Ally seeks a job that allows her to care for him more time each day.
Prayers for Robert and his church family as they continue to aupport one another as best they can while staying safely separated.
Prayers, thank you and be well dear UR