Posts Tagged ‘prayers’

um, so here is some stuff to read:

4 January 2011

So, between becoming OMG ill on Thursday and too dumb to call in, I popped ibuprofen all night and did the work thing. And then again on Friday. Saturday I didn’t have to work, but by then the fever was gone. Which I suppose is good. I still have a wicked cough, but at least there’s no fever.

Saturday I didn’t get enough sleeps and Sunday sent me into this downward spiral of

~I hate myself
~Imma fail out of nursing school
~No one here will miss me
~I have no friends
~I hate myself

It was lots of fun, let me tell you. I think I’m mostly better now. I am, at least, mostly distracted. Which works for me. My last day of work is tonight which is exciting and terrifying. It means I MUST NEEDS PACK! (oh holy crap, this is really happening.) Speaking of Oh Holy Crap, I think this is the only “holiday” music I voluntarily listened to this season.

Speaking of links, I have a couple more. Elle sent this to me with a simple note “I think this is more of a WIN” and I have to agree.
epic fail photos - Puzzle Book FAIL

And finally, a horrible headline. At Least 80 Die as Africans Continue to Defy Death Crossing into Yemen I mean, simply in terms of there not being all that much death-defying in that article and really just sad because people are dying to be in a safe country. And if you consider Yemen to be worth dying for, your home must be really bad. There used to be news reports out about smugglers getting close to land, seeing the Yemeni Coast Guard and forcing the refugees to jump overboard because they didn’t want to get caught. Thankfully I haven’t seen that recently.

I think it’s time to start taking up the daily prayer for refugees…

Once again, this has been your hastily composed, run-on sentanced, sleepy post. Yes. The post is sleepy.

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. glory to thee, o god.

10 November 2010

Would you
Could you
True my wheel?

srsly. CLICKITY.
frustrating.

like the rest of my life.

Dear coworkers,
Please stop being backbiting bitches.
❤ dana.

Dear dana,
Please heed your own advice to fellow workers.
❤ dana.

hypocrite.

In other news, I've mentioned my love for the Orthodox, yeah? Well, I can't quite put my finger on why I love them, but I do. However, I feel really out of place when talking to people converting (oh, how I hate that term) and they are joining because they believe the Orthodox have the Truth. I've never really gotten along with Truth.

I was talking to the priest at the local church and he was asking me about why I liked it there, and I said something about liking the liturgy. Maybe because it's old. In retrospect, that's not it at all. I love it because it's BEAUTIFUL. And maybe part of the reason I think it is BEAUTIFUL is because it is ancient, but it's more than the antiquity of it.

I don't know what to think about capital T- Truth, but Beauty. I know that when I see it. And I really feel that in Beauty there must be some Truth.

There are a couple of other things I'd like to talk about when it comes to Beauty, but I'm tired. And I doubt this makes any sense. So we'll save the nonsense talk for later.

Happy Hanukkah!

13 December 2009

srsly.

I’m celebrating in a possibly blasphemous, completely contrived way. I’d like to say I’m enjoying it, but I’m super stressed from waiting to hear about this job. I think the interview went well enough, but … it might just come down to me not having any experience in this area. I hope not because I totally want this job and I know I can rock it.

At the same time, my current job is stressing me out as well. There are a lot of new people, a lot of under-staffing and it’s hard. Plus my coworkers are irritating me, which probably says more about me than them.

I’m having the stressed out dreams. Something about a brand new rotting bicycle and a shop reminiscent of Yemen. Something else about work. Something else about church. It’s probably good I don’t remember them any better than I do.

I’m also thinking about headcovering off and on. It seems to be just something I do now, which is fine by me, but I think when I move, I will stop the full time covering, and I will probably miss it. I’ve gone through phases with the headcovering. The most recent of which was a Jewish style, around the head and around the bun in the back of my head. It’s becoming uncomfortable though. I find myself wanting to wear full hijab or nothing. Not really sure why. I end up wearing hijab at my house and something else outside of it. Because I don’t want the Islamic associations.  I’ve done hijab before and then moved on. Like I said, phases. Guess I’ll just take it as it comes.

Anyway, prayers for obtaining this job, housing, transportation, and workable class schedule, plus not freaking out & what not are appreciated.

prayers

11 June 2009

Why can’t I find a good Episcopalian/Anglican prayer for those with mental illness? Why is our BCP silent on this issue? I mean, there are some prayers that point themselves in that direction, but none outright about it, at least not that I can find. A quick google search leaves me pretty much empty handed as well. This is an oversight that needs to be remedied, and how. Either that or someone needs to point me to it.

catechism convo

1 May 2009

dana: well, as it says in our catechism, prayer is our response to god
isaac: that’s pretty good
dana: that’s why it’s the catechism.

a rought lent…

25 April 2009

i went to the
Holy Week services
and knelt there,
trying to pray.

there are no words
just silence
emptiness.
always silence
“please….”
please what?
(return, and rescue my soul!)

but that didn’t come.
cloudy head
unprepared
so i kneel.
in silence.
waiting
waiting for
for…
anything.
anything at all.

but you know how it goes.
nothing comes.

an intimate group
standing & the
liturgy begins
sitting
kneeling
peace be with you’s
and i know what to do

‘speak to your heart in silence upon your bed
offer the appointed sacrifices
and put your trust in the lord’

our appointed sacrifices
i can do our appointed sacrifices
it’s that pesky bread
sandwiching
surrounding
my liturgy
our beautiful liturgy.

speak to your heart
in silence upon your bed!
put your trust
in the lord.

hung on psalters

24 April 2009

praise god who brings delivery
praise god who shuts the womb.

trisagion

21 April 2009

Holy God
Holy Mighty
Holy Immortal
Have mercy upon us

(insert a holy wail here)

Yemen’s floods.

31 October 2008

Yet again the prayer for refugees is stuck in my heart. Massive floods in Yemen have killed many many people. Pictures from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture.  (Via Worshiply)

ALMIGHTY and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

a prayer for refugees.

11 October 2008

Over a hundred people, mostly women and children were forced overboard as they were fleeing from Somalia to Yemen. I wish I could say this was a rare occurrence, but unfortunately it is not.

ALMIGHTY and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

from: Anglican Prayers