The husband of one of my clergy friends has cancer. This week he’ll receive a triple lumen cath followed by 4 days of chemo before receiving a bone marrow transplant next week.
I admire how transparent they’ve been about the whole experience. She recently posted, “With a healthy dose of fear and much hope, we are walking this path together with the support of each of you and the grace of God to lead us.” She also posted his words before receiving the cath: “and so it begins.”
And so it begins… so much in so few words.
Their faith and the promises of God inspired this prayer. May it be a blessing to them, to you, and to others you may know. – Lisa <><
And so it begins,
You are The Alpha and Omega
The Beginning and the End
The First and the Last
Unmatched Majesty, yet you draw near
to this beginning
to my frailty, my brokenness
closer than breath
closer than pulse
You are with me
You are for me
You are Spirit
Way, Truth, Life
Glory Itself, yet you walk with me
on this small path
through the shadowy valleys
unknown or anticipated
My Guide and Guardian
Every day of my life
My eyes are open to my need
You make space to feel it fully and honestly
You meet me there with
Goodness and Mercy
Help and Wholeness
You are my Hope and Peace
I love you and trust you and place myself into your compassion and care
Today and Tomorrow
Prayer for the Beginning of Treatment © 2013 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia.
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