Monday, July 7, 2008

Mi shebeirach

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah
The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit
And let us say: Amen.

Traditional Hebrew prayer for healing,
set by Debbie Friedman


Songbird said...

Thank you for this prayer, ML.
How was the weekend?
I am reading a book about RA, and frankly find the future pretty depressing at the moment, since it seems to involve a ton of self-care and cutting back on things I find either enjoyable or worthwhile. Everyone is different, so I know nothing is definite right now, but it sounds like an invalid lifestyle, and I keep rolling over in my mind "invalid" versus "in-valid." This is not bringing me peace or healing, to say the least! So, I guess I continue to ask for prayers, hard to say for what, just remember me to God, if you don't mind.

Mary Beth said...

Praying for you in all ways.

I get that word play, but just to say, you are valid, my dear friend. You are vital. In your actions, in your proclaiming, in your service, in your loving relationships. In all the ways that RA can't touch you.

that probably doesn't answer your feelings. I'm just sayin.

Juniper said...

Continued prayers, SB....

And also, I'm asking for more prayers for Sue at Inner Dorothy. She will be in the hospital a couple more days, according to comments at her place. A friend says "she is hurting." God, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Songbird said...

Juniper, thanks for pointing us to Sue's blog.

Mother Laura said...

Thanks for asking, Songbird. It was physically challenging as I adjust to the medication and it gets progressively cut down, but the move happened successfully and so did the relational reconnection with the family and bidding farewell to my BFF. Twelve Step codependence recovery is becoming an ever more important priority, as is recognizing the profound grief I am in over Julian--much deeper now that the due date is past and I am missing that precious time with a newborn. So I am exploring pregnancy loss support groups and websites as well.

So sorry about the pain and fear as you adjust to your own diagnosis, and definitely remembering you to God in it all.