Tuesday, September 22, 2009

~ Prayers For My Friend, Please ... & Beautiful Christian Thoughts ~

Ladies ~ ... today I ask you to pray for my loved friend, who has had a very sad & unexpected loss in her life that leaves hearts so very heavy.

Dear Lord, we ask you to receive this precious soul to be with you forever ... hold this soul in your arms of love. Bless & lift this family. Amen!
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'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say..... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living;'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess..

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou;
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Pretty is as pretty does... But beautiful is just plain beautiful!

Maya Angelou
(TY Marg for sharing)


  1. I am so sorry to hear of the loss. My prayers and thoughts are with them in this time of need. God will help put his loving arms around them and comfort them in their time of need.

    Bless you,

  2. i LOVE that poem by Maya Angelou. I will pray for your friend too. Blessings, Laurie

  3. So very sorry to hear of her loss, I will lift her up in my prayers.
    May God give her strenght and peace during this most difficult time.

    She is blessed to have you,such a wonderful friend to be there for her.
    I love the poem.
    ~ God bless you dear one.

  4. Thanks for the poem and I am sorry for your friend's loss. She is lucky to have you as a friend.

  5. I love Maya..so beautiful and inspirational. I am sending thoughts and prayers f0r you friend as she faces a very difficult time in her life...Blessings of love and Grace.

  6. Prayers are going out to this family who has lost a loved one.

    I love Maya Angelou. I like to hear her speak. I just stop whatever I'm doing to hear her. And what a lovely poem and oh so true.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Prayers to this family with their loss. You are so kind to remember them.
    Love the poem.....

  8. I will pray for our friend. I am so sorry for the loss. There are no words. I do love the poem!

  9. My prayers go out to this special friends of yours. How blessed she is to have such a supporative friends. Their is healing in prayer.

  10. Hi Marydon, I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. I will add that family to my prayer list.

    I enjoyed Maya's poem. She's a jewel.
    Hugs and Prayers,

  11. What a lovely poem from Maya Angelou. I will remember your friend in my prayer..hugs, Linda

  12. Hi Marydon, This is beautiful. I love Maya Angelou and have read several of her books. Prayers for your friend too.

    Blessings to you.
    Celestina Marie

  13. I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers. Having just lost three different friends unexpectedly in the past two months, I can imagine how devastated your friend must be. My deepest sympathy to her. Thank you for posting so we can help.

  14. Dear Marydon,
    Prayers are being lifted for your precious friend. May her whole family feel God's loving arms around them, and they experience his peace.
    There shall be peace in the valley.
    Bless you for asking for prayer.
    angel hugs

  15. So sorry to hear about your friend Marydon . Will keep her in my prayers.
    I love this poem too!!