Saturday, August 29, 2009

Arise, My Love

Tomorrow is a big day. I ask your prayers... you, whom I know to be praying for me always.

Tomorrow my congregation votes to renew my contract (or not). I have been agonizing over a sermon that is going to simply have to be good-enough, though I am not sure it is.

I have all sorts of fears dancing in my head and my heart and my stomach. I am Cecilia-of-the-Worst-Case-Scenarios. I see... tomatoes flying. And other unspeakables.

I know this will not be the case. Those who will leave have left, I think. Those who remain are either supportive of me or committed to the church and willing to put up with me. And that is probably a dreadful misstatement of people's hearts and intentions... there is more love available to me than I know (Isn't this everyone's story? Isn't this why there is Jesus?).

Asking for prayers. Whatever time zone you're in. Pray backwards in time, even if you think you missed it. God operates in ways that are stranger than we can know.

15 comments:

Joe Barone said...

I have offered a prayer for you.

klady said...

Prayers for you Cecelia and your church. May you sleep peacefully and have a blessed Sunday full of Good News.

Songbird said...

Praying.

Cynthia said...

I'm praying with complete faith and confidence for you.

LittleMary said...

you know you have the prayers babe. you so know that it is going to sail through. there is no reason to believe it won't. but i get it, so get it.

suzanne said...

Prayers ascending for you dear one, I pray that you can be released from your anxiety and fear.

To quote the soup nazi 'No tomatoes for YOU!'

susankay said...

Prayers, of course. And love.

Brian R said...

Prayers from downunder and many time zones ahead.

Arkansas Hillbilly said...

Prayers ascending here as well

MadPriest said...

I'll get the OCICBW... gang right onto it. And I'll say a special prayer at mass, this morning, just for you.

Hands together and fingers crossed.

frdougal said...

Prayers from the Celtic fringe - and yes, people are more ready to offer love than we are to accept it. So accept with a greatful heart.

8thdayplanner said...

Really positive energy being sent out into the universe for you.

August said...

can't wait to hear how everything went! thinking of you right now.

knittinpreacher said...

Prayers of Thanksgiving came after the "backward in time" prayers!

Two Auntees said...

Prayers from me too!