Tuesday, December 24, 2013

50 States of Pray

This is my contribution to The Fifty States of Pray. The Linky List to read other posts participating in this event can be found HERE.  Mark wrote this on the blog post introducing 50 States of Pray:

I’m calling it the 50 States of Pray event and I’d love to find at least one person (but the more the merrier) from each U.S. state to participate.
But wait... as they say on TV... This is absolutely open to anyone, anywhere. Imagine if we got one person from 50 independent states (countries), too. That would be amazing!

All that’s required is to take a moment and about 100 words. Then, on Dec. 24, 2013, please share a prayer, a thought, a memory, a hope and even a regret about the past and/or a wish for the future.
This post is coming to you from Florida and this is my prayer:
 God, Thank you for the blessings that you sent my way this year.  Sending me to a new doctor who really made a difference with my migraines has made all of the difference with my LIFE.  Doors that looked forever closed are unlocked, passages that seemed so dark now have light, and a life that felt in permanent pause is now moving forward again.  I ask that you always help me to remember the necessity of forgiveness, an encouraging word impacts far more than one in steeped in criticism, the healing of laughter, the joy in giving, and the need we all have simply to be heard.  As my life changes so that I become my healthiest self, so may it also change that I am my best self.  Your son Jesus arrived to remind us that we are all children of God, Your children, and that we all have the Divine inside us.  May my Divine Light radiate out and touch everyone I meet with love.  Amen.

My friends, I hope that you have a Very Merry Christmas!


  1. LOVE!!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!! :)

  2. That's a beautiful prayer, and I especially like the last sentence about your Divine Line. You radiate it through all you do. I appreciate you for that.

    Love and blessings for a wonderful Xmas.

  3. Amen! He has blessed you.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Robin.

  4. That our light touches everyone in a positive way is the true definition of success.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. I'm so glad that you are feeling better. I know how difficult it is to find the right doctor, and thank goodness you didn't give up. I'm also glad that your illness didn't stifle your creativity, or dampen your spirit. Merry Christmas Robin, and a very happy and HEALTHY New Year! PS - I can't wait to see the video! I'll keep trying to download it. Thanks for always being so thoughtful!


  6. Yvonne ~ Right back at ya!

    Robyn ~ I appreciate you too!!!

    Alex ~ Yes, He has.

    Diane ~ I agree.

    Julie ~ Yes, until you connect the right "dots" things don't change much. Perseverance is the name of the game for anyone with a chronic illness. I, too, am hopeful that 2014 will be the best year in a long time.

  7. Dear Robin,

    Such a hopeful message, my good friend. You have a new lease on life. And those doors of hope, inspiration and magic, are truly open for you. Your positivity breeds positivity and the ripples shall spread with your wish for a better world for all of us.

    Bless you and have a peaceful, positive Christmas.


  8. I'm so happy for you and hope your 2014 is wonderful for you. Merry Christmas to you.

  9. Thank you, Robin. I'd forgotten about this event. A very good way to welcome Christmas.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  10. God Bless you, Robin... and Mark as well...

    You have made great strides this year!!!


  11. Robin-

    I hope all your prayers are answered in the coming year. Merry Christmas!


  12. Merry Christmas. I recited your prayer for you. Migraines are no fun.

  13. Beautifully said Robin! Merry Christmas to you! And gosh I hope those migraines stay away. I know how crippling they can be. ((hugs))

  14. Aloha Robin,

    Thanks so much for sharing such a powerful and honest prayer!

    I will add a prayer for you that the migraines are indeed something that you *don't* have to deal with in the future.

    Wishing you and yours a prosperous, safe and *healthy* New Year :)

  15. Lovely Robin. So pleased you are moving forward. Merry Christmas.

  16. What a beautiful prayer!! This sounds like it was such a nice event, I hope there were lots of participants. So happy to hear your migraines are much improved. I've had my fair share, they're nasty little buggers.

  17. Gary ~ Things are looking optimistic on the health front for the first time in many years. When you feel better, it is much easier to hold on to that positivity. I had to really work at it when I felt so lousy.

    Susan ~ I feel good about 2014!

    David ~ Thank you for stopping by!

    Shoes ~ Mr. Koopmans, did you see that you also got blessed here? Thank you Shoes. "Great strides" is exactly right.

    Larry ~ I have faith that it will be so and I think it makes all the difference. When I was at my sickest I prayed all the time (of course) for a healthy recovery. I remember reading a passage in The Bible about thanking God even before it has come to pass. I remember doing that, but I probably didn't do it with any sense of sincerity. I had been so sick for so long that I truly didn't see anything changing. However, what I believe Jesus is talking about is faith. God cannot work where the person doing the praying has no genuine faith that He can actually make the difference, that He can actually work in your life for positive change. Prayer only works when you soulfully believe it. That is what I have come to understand. I hope that all of your prayers also come to be, my friend. This world needs more love and light.

    Mildred ~ Thank you. The more voices, the better.

    Pk ~ They are a life stealer. Thank you for your prayers added to mine.

    Mark ~ Thank you, Mark. I believe every prayer gains power with the more voices that are added to it.

    Liza ~ Thank you. Yes, it is a relief to be moving. It may be baby steps, but it is PROGRESS.

    mail4rosey ~ They are nasty little buggers indeed. I hope yours go away and stay away, too.

  18. A beautiful prayer - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. :)

  19. Hi Robin - just so pleased your new doctor is helping you - migraines are so debilitating ... have a peaceful and blessed festive season, then let that roll forward into the New Year .. Hilary

  20. A lovely prayer Robin - and wonderful you were sent to a doctor who can help you :) I hope you had a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  21. :) this is one of the best posts I have ever read!

  22. That was lovely, Robin. Thank you for that, and I wish you and yours had a very Merry Christmas! :)

  23. Amen. BEAUTIFUL prayer. May it be answered in wonderful ways. God bless you this coming year. X

  24. Such a lovely prayer and may this prayer be answered for you. I know I'm a few days late saying it, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas

  25. This post is beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this.


  26. What a lovely prayer, Robin! I hope your health continues to improve and your life is filled with happiness in 2014! :-)

  27. A lovely post and filled with such gratitude. Thank you for sharing. May you be blessed with a wonderful New Year.

  28. Amen! Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  29. Love this prayer, Robin. I think you're prayer speaks for many of us. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy NEW YEAR!!!

  30. OK, I arrived here a week too late or I might have been able to participate for Tennessee. It's a nice prayer, though, and a nice post, too.

  31. Nicely expressed. I like to stay in a thankful mode.

    Happy New Year!

    Tossing It Out

  32. I'm so grateful I am using my New Year's Day to relax and catch up on blogs I love. Soooooo happy to read you this morning and as one of my first blog posts of 2014! Love your style and your topics! Keep up the great work (and also very glad your headaches are getting better!). Blessings in 2014. ~d.


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