This is Christina’s Mom. As Christina declined in health, her spirit enlarged. One afternoon I asked her if she wanted to pray together. She had me go first–I prayed. Then she began–I had my computer on my lap and began to type as she prayed. This was the final prayer she prayed that I could hear and understand (her voice got increasingly quiet as the days wore on).
On May 20, 2013–
Lord, we thank you for time together we didn’t expect. We are bombarded by your peace. We are full of your joy and full of your delightful understanding and we pray for more of it everyday. We pray for your understanding and your excitement and your joy to continue to come flooding in. We’re excited and thank you for your power and thank you for your wisdom and thank you for whatever you have in store for us. And for all the stuff we don’t understand in this moment and will become important–we pray for your help. And we pray for your heightened wisdom in how to handle those well, and protect each other well and honor each other well.
I pray for special respect of each other and of the Lord as we gain knowledge of what you are to us as we figure out our role in this great design of the human race and how we come to understand it better—this incredible design of the world. You have broken it up into such a beautiful mystery. Teach us Lord, how to fathom all that it means, all together, without becoming cynical and without arrogance and without believing we own the world, or understand it too completely. I thank you that you give us grace to do what we have left to do. I love you, Lord, and I don’t want a shortcut on life. I want what will make us grow. We do desire growth and we do desire the hard stuff because it’s what makes us grow. We love you. In Jesus Name. Amen