Nothing beats the comfort of a loved one’s arms around us.
Hugs speak volumes; words are often unnecessary.
We rest secure in being reassured and knowing we are understood and loved.
Being held in love’s embrace is vital for our soul’s well-being.
Even more so when it is Love Himself doing the holding.
Let’s reassure ourselves with a prayer requesting to be held closer in Love’s embrace.
Hold us close, Lord.
Comfort us with the your love.
Reassure us with gift of Presence.
Breathe peace into hurting hearts as you
release the calm balm for every stirred up
water of adversity that threatens to drown us.
Embrace us with grace, with holy awe
and wonder, with joy unspeakable, full
of mercy and forgiveness.
Help us to sense you in the commonplace.
Enable us to be aware you are near.
Many are sick; many are broken; many
are wounded and oh so weary.
We fall and we weep at your feet; we cling to you
as we trust you also cling fast to us.
Be our shield and defender, our lifelong
embrace, our high tower, hiding
and resting place.
When life threatens to overwhelm with waves
crashing over our heads, steady us and help us to see
how we’re anchored firm, girded around,
surrounded on every side
with your goodness and grace.
May we know deep down in our soul
that you reside within as we too
abide in you.
Cradle us with the certainty of being
your beloved made whole, your chosen child.
Knowing your love always embraces us
with its tenderness so wild and free.
This prayer is my contribution to day 4 of #31days of #fiveminutefreewrites which I’m aiming to join in with as often as I can throughout October. Today’s prompt is:’embrace’. To find our more, please click here. You’re very welcome to join us whenever you want to.