Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

“I know the plans I have for you.”

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts I think for you. .to give you a future and hope…

For many years I have used a big black agenda as a calendar/journal.  I write appointments, make notes of things I want to remember from my quiet times and I list prayer request.

On New Year’s Eve I go back through the year and instead of New Year’s resolutions, I list Old Year revelations and see His faithfulness on every page.

One of my revelations was how many times the names of my children and grandchildren are on my mind. I want them (in the words of Mr. Spock) to be well and prosper.  Like Christian moms for generations before, I have the privilege and responsibility to pray for them.

Mother wrote in her journal, “Keep my loved ones safe today; guard their paths and light their way, (Angel Blessings from Holly – Christmas 2002).

Heavenly Father, thank you for the precious people you have given me to love.  Help me remember that you love them more than I do and have made plans for them that will glorify your name.  Keep their hearts and minds on you Lord so that they desire the things you have planned for them.  Amen

Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

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