I have often wondered how to live my life as a prayer to God and to others.
I have failed in many ways in living as prayer. When I have succeeded, it has been due to me shining the gifts God has given me on the world in which I live. In trusting God to love me as I am. To caste aside my fear of rejection. For me to just be the vulnerable child who God loves no matter what.
One of the gifts God gave me is an ability to compose songs. Through God, the melodies and the words were created by me. The songs come from the spirit God gave me. The place in me and you from which God’s blessings flow.
Instead telling a story with you this week, I am sharing my song, “Polio Didn’t Conquer Me.”
“Polio Didn’t Conquer Me”was performed by Jess Wilson in 2020 at the State Bar Collaborative Law Conference in Austin just as Covid began to wreck havoc in America and around the globe. In speaking at the conference , it was my goal, then and now, that this song be like a prayer. That this song be my praise to God. As a collaborative divorce attorney I remind all I serve that what conquered polio for me (and what enables you to overcome your dark times) are faith, love and hope. Those blessings which flow from God’s grace do conquer all.
God has spoken in Scripture on praise.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
Let us pray.
God, thank You for the gifts You have given me, seen and unseen.
God, in prayer please help me to step outside my comfort zone and to be Your trusting child to shine the gifts and abilities inside me on others. Others who need to see Your light in the world through me.
God, if others do not receive my gifts with acceptance, or worse reject them, may I trust in You to accept and love me now and forever. May my life, my words, my song, and my gifts be prayer. Be praise to You. Amen
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