Sunday, November 04, 2007

Going on vacation

At last, it's here. My much-awaited vacation. Dear Lord, may we have safe travel and a joyous trip.

More about that to come.

New prayer gig

Friday night, I took my first shift doing intercessory prayer at the new, faith-based free clinic in town.

It was awesome.

I prayed with four people, two couples. In between, and before and after, I prayed up the building, the staff (all of whom donate their professional skills) and the patients.

And, in between, I sat with my prayer book and read evening prayers and compline and the collects for the day. I had time to meditate and just be with God. I soaked it up.

The people with whom I prayed thanked me. They had no idea. I was the one who was blessed, by them and by that time in the prayer room.

Thank you Lord, that you call us to you, from the business of the world. You refresh us with your spirit.


Grandmère Mimi said...

Pat, what a wonderful ministry. I'm sure God blessed you and those you prayed for.

Have a safe and wonderful trip.

Saint Pat said...

I was going to upload a photo or two, but the internet cafe computers don't have a plug for the USB cord or any other way to load photos that I see, so the photos will have to wait.

Anyway, I'm on a Carnival ship headed for Cozumel. Having a great time. I give the ship a "B" grade so far. I'll have to do a comparison with the Royal Caribbean ship I went on last year!

There's priests a-plenty on board -I came with a big church group. We had church in the Rock-n-Roll Cafe. Elvis would have been proud!

Blessings to everyone. Pray I might be refreshed and renewed by this vacation. I really need it!

Mary Clara said...

Pat, blessings on you and your badly needed and much-deserved vacation. You give so much to others. May you receive through every pore!

Rowan The Dog said...

Saint Pat,

When are you coming home? I miss you. Lindy does too.