Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Auntie Seraphic's Intention

Listen, poppets. Your Auntie Seraphic has a very big prayer intention.

It is not about babies. I had a conversation with the Lord on Sunday about babies.

"How come you never send me a baby?" I asked.

Eventually He got around to answering.

"I want you to take care of other people's babies right now," He said. "Okay, some of them are six feet tall, but they need your help and I want you to give it to them."

"Oh," I said. "But can't I have a baby AND take care of other people's babies?"

But He had said all He wanted to say for the time being, so that was it.

No, this prayer intention has to do with my career. And I think the very best thing I can do, since I feel more-or-less powerless in this situation, is to ask you to pray for my intention. I ask particularly those who have written me letters because, whereas although obviously the Lord doesn't forget stuff, prayers that begin "Lord, could you help Auntie Seraphic because she helped me" sound kind of convincing---to my ear, at least.

20 comments:

Amy said...

DEFINITELY sending you prayers, Seraphic!

Anna said...

Lord, please give Auntie Seraphic direction and guidance as she seeks to know Your path for her. Thank you for her ministry and for using her to give love to Your church. Give her strength, courage, and reminders of Your everlasting faithfulness. I pray all these things in Jesus' name. AMEN!

healthily sanguine said...

I'll add you to my Immaculate Conception Novena, which begins today!

Betsy said...

I'll be praying for you, Auntie Seraphic! You've done so much good for other people that I really believe God will help you out with this!

TGWWS said...

Prayers coming your way! (And extras because the advice you gave me was excellent :)
--"Nuffink"

Maggie said...

Ooh! I will add you to my rosary intentions tonight!

Jam said...

Yes'm!

Lizzie said...

Of course I will pray for you. God bless you.

Kim Vandapool said...

May God bless you, Seraphic! Praying.

theobromophile said...

Of course.

By the way, if you ever need the "I'm 40 and still waiting for babies" pep talk, I'm here.

Mustard Seed said...

I'll definitely ask God to illuminate your path! Your advice has truly helped me, and I'm happy to pray for you. :)

Mary said...

Absolutely! Prayers coming!!

Med School Girl said...

I'm praying for you, too!

Kate P said...

You got it.

Andrea said...

For sure, I will pray!

Seraphic said...

Thanks, my little chickadees! Today's news was not very good, but I haven't given up.

Jasmina said...

You have my prayers!

Sinéad. said...

Done! :-D

Beth said...

I prayed for you :)

theobromophile said...

"Oh," I said. "But can't I have a baby AND take care of other people's babies?"

But He had said all He wanted to say for the time being, so that was it.


I am sorry for being so presumptive, but it's something that's been on my mind a lot (not regarding you!) recently: there's a difference between "could" and "would." I could be married and do all that I do - but there's a good chance that I wouldn't, and that might be the real sticking point.