Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Intentional Prayer

My word for 2011 is …….


I want to live with intention. To be purposeful in all that I do.

From the way I react and act with my children and husband to the way I think of things in the past.

My friend Cynthia, a phenomenal artist, recently wrote a few of her personal goals for 2011 on her blog. I especially liked the one that reads "Become less attached to the past (honor it, remember it, but be less reactionary)."

Sometimes I catch myself getting too caught up in the past.

"Why did I say that?"

"What if I would have…..?"

I think the key is to learn from the past and to not dwell in the past.

I had a close relationship destroyed many years ago. One that I think of daily. Could things have been handled and said differently? Of course. But I know that all I can do for now is pray. Pray for resolution. Pray for the other person to understand who God truly is and have a relationship with Him. Pray for forgiveness on both ends.

I plan to be intentional in my prayers.

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. a great bagel sandwich
2. pancakes "to go"
3. wearing a fleece jacket everyday
4. peel off labels
5. laughter

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Cyn Narcisi said...

Setting intentions is just a way to let God or Universe or Existence know you're ready and waiting to receive what is already yours! A beautiful post, Cazandra. Gratitude to peel off labels! Love that:) And thanks for the mention!

Cazandra said...

Ya gotta love peel off labels, Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by!

Mary said...

Oh~ I love your word, Cazandra! My word for 2011 is "Anticipation"

Happy New Year! Hope you are still enjoying your blog design. :)

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