Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday+Prayer

love this quote from Abraham Lincoln, who according to Miss A, is a lot like her since their names both begin with A and they both like to read

It's Monday, and I think I can safely say I've had a case of the Mondays today.  Maybe it's the fact that I'll hit the 26 week/3rd trimester milestone this week, or maybe it's just the pace of life I've been keeping, but I'm feeling a little worn out. It's time to dig deep and make things happen- a good idea since there's a lot happening!  

Over the weekend my thoughts were turned to prayer.  On Friday Miss A came home from school and shared that earlier that day she'd been frustrated because she made a mistake on a math worksheet and couldn't figure it out.  She related to me that after working on it she decided to say a prayer to ask for help.  It was the kind of moment as a mom that is hoped for.  I felt a small confirmation that I'm doing something right.  I feel great joy knowing that she thought to turn to prayer when in a moment of need.  

I am grateful for prayer in my own life.  Although prayer is a part of my daily life, I far too often rely on my own strength instead of relying on the strength of One far greater than I am- prayer is currently an untapped resource much more than it should be.  I have also had periods of my life when prayer was a constant life-line and I felt like I could barely make it through minute-by-minute without that heavenly help.  I know that my life is better and that I am better- more balanced, more at peace, more happy- when prayer is a constant.  I know that prayer can help me through anything- even a case of the Mondays.  
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Hope your week is off to a great start!

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