Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Praying for safe return of Braise...
We were planning to continue our discussion of knowing and loving as the two most important requirements of becoming our true selves but we heard yesterday that our lovely Braise was missing. Braise is Kristin and Jean-Marc Espinasse's beautiful Golden Retriever. Ollie and Augs who know what it means to have a home (since both babies were abandoned) immediately chatted among themselves as noted in the above picture and told me that they like to pray.
So here is Ollie praying to our Lord,
and August praying with him.
They said this prayer:
"...He is the Supreme Protector. He holdeth in His grasp the keys of heaven and earth and of everything between them. At His Own pleasure doth He bestow gifts, through the power of His command. Indeed His grace encompasseth all, and He is the All-Knowing.
Say: God sufficeth unto me; He is the One Who holdeth in His grasp the kingdom of all things. Through the power of His hosts of heaven and earth and whatever lieth between them, He protecteth whomsoever among His servants He willeth. God, in truth, keepeth watch over all things.
Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect us from what lieth in front of us and behind us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below our feet and every other side to which we are exposed. Verily, Thy protection over all things is unfailing."
After the prayer Ollie went out to stand watch,
and August went indoor so he could watch from the upstairs.
The furry boys don't know that Braise is in Marseilles but their little cat hearts are filled with love and I have to let them continue for a little while.
We hope that Braise and companion find their way home in safety.
Very much in our thoughts and XOXO.