Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Prayer Happens

Inside our house, prayer comes at special times of the day.
A quiet morning devotion, grace, prayer for family.

Most of the time, however . . .
prayer just . . . happens where we are
. . . inside . . . or out . . .

Monday morning, our old dog, Muffin (15) woke me up at 5:30 am ...
Due to her age, I always get up when she barks...
Poor ol' girl can't hold on like she used to ...
Opening the front door ... I let her out and quickly carried her to the grass
(She's about 99% blind now).

The weather has cooled down to fall temperatures,
so the air was crisp.
I love that!
At this hour of the morning, there isn't any, what I call 'man-made noise.'
Just me, the air I breath and God.
(And today, Muffin too).
I always look up and over to the horizon . . .
This morning there was a hint of red in a deep corner, behind a neighbor's house.
Muffin was still wandering in the grass

... so I waited.

To see God's 'Good Morning.'

Maria and her house said, 'Good morning,' back.

. . . Inside . . .
the coffee was brewing and Chris and I began our day.

* * *
Prayer happens when I walk passed this Baby's Tears plant
Lord, you knew our names before we were born. Be with the unborn.

Prayer happens when I pick apples from our backyard trees.
Thank you God for this wonderful, pure harvest.

Prayer happens when I iron.
Please keep Chris in Your care.

Prayer happens when the phone rings. Hello, Maria, I was thinking of you today.
Lord, thank you for the people in my life who make me feel loved.

. . . Prayer Happens inside and outside and all around . . .
~All is Gift ...... All is Blessing


  1. Hola!
    Estoy colgando en la web una blognovela: El fin del mundo. Si te apetece, me gustaría que le echases un vistazo y me dijeses qué te parece. Gracias.

  2. The apples look awesome. You always bless me, Maria. From one middle school teacher to another, I hope you have an incredible year. God richly bless you. Dianne

  3. Praise God for spontaneous dialogue!

  4. Oh Maria,

    Prayer ... happens. So true.

    I love that "Good morning" from God.

  5. Prayer happens as a part of your life. Inspiring and encouraging. Thank you for blessing me today.

    Blessings from Costa Rica,
    Sarah Dawn

  6. I SO loved this post! I too, love the morning time (without any man-made noise). I need to get back to walking in the morning time. Thanks for the reminder.

    I love your pictures, your words, and your heart!

    God Bless You!

    PS: Come Visit "Walk With Him Wednesday" over at Ordinary Inspirations: Will Your House Stand?

  7. I am a morning person as well. It keeps me , there , in that little bit of stillness .

  8. beautiful post. thanks for sharing.

  9. sweet maria...the photos were a lovely backdrop to your caring. xox

    p.s. i could be your Martha ;)

  10. So beautiful...what a blessing we can pray whenever we want! Happy day to you today!

  11. What a great post. Beautifully written.

  12. Maria, thanks for stopping by yesterday and dropping a note. Your words here, so good, so timely for me. Meeting Him in the morning so well sets the stage to let it keep happening all day. Blessings to you.