Are you a spontaneous person, or do you prefer routine ?
I find a routine comforting, especially in times of great uncertainty.
My days begin with prayer, as I sit in my chair, facing the direction of Ireland.
As much as I enjoy routine, I have learned to expect the unexpected.
This morning a ship is here, but it is not one of the fishing boats that I am used to seeing.
A Canadian Navy ship is here.
I do not know it’s purpose.
It is a reminder however, of men and women in the military, whose valuable work protects all of us.
I continue my prayers, but now they are for the people on that Navy ship.
Such is the nature of intercessory prayer. It is prayer for the needs of others.
The people on the Navy ship do not know that I am praying for them, but God does.
I notice that my beeswax candle should be replaced now, as it has grown short.
These candles are also part of my morning routine.
They remind me to stay optimistic.
God is in control.