Those are easy words to say, and I say or type them a lot. But I try to make sure that they are true. In trying to make them more true, I'm writing down my prayer intentions as I go so that I can say them specifically during Evening prayer, if not also Morning prayer.
This Lent, I decided to take a little break from the blogging prayer buddies (even though I love it and fully intend to participate the next time). That doesn't mean that I am without a prayer buddy and it doesn't mean that I am not praying specifically for anyone.
I may have mentioned that I feel like I'm in the middle of a baby boom right now among friends. Which is awesome. And sometimes tough. And there was yet another announcement today. And suddenly the fear is back that I will never get a turn. And there's fear about the next time I see them all together. It will be fantastic, but I'm also scared, because I've been in those gatherings before where it has hurt like a... Well, we won't go there. It's Lent and I'd better watch my language.
So I'm offering it up right now for everyone that I know that's been struggling with IF, or wants to get married and have kids but is waiting for singleness. Babies are awesome, and I'm praying that this baby boom spreads like crazy! (Okay, but singles, I'm praying you meet someone and get married first.) I'm praying for you, and I mean that. I am taking names, I am writing you down, and I am going to literally carry you all (okay, at least your names and intentions) up the hill with me tomorrow.