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“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” –  Mother Teresa

What holds me together when I may feel like falling apart is God, more aptly, the believe in God.  My belief in a powerful being, a powerful force that watches over me gives me strength and it gives me wings.

Not only it holds me together at tough times, it lets me soar and exceed my circumstances.  It lets me dream and look for miracles.  I expect miracles, and normally I find them.  Or they find me.

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”― Abraham Lincoln

No matter what happens to me or whatever I may be facing I know that I will be okay.  I will always land on my feet.  For as long as I can remember I hold that knowledge in my heart and gut.

I  hope that you too have something or someone in your life from which you can draw strength and comfort.  Perhaps you are religious or spiritual and perhaps you believe in God.  You may call it God, Supreme Being, the Light, the Universe, the Creator, etc. 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi

There are things that brings me closer to God; that makes me feel connected to my inner God, that brings me peace and serenity.  Those things are: Prayers, gratitude, generosity, kindness, service to others, meditation. Also certain songs. Nothing better than a song about prayers.

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”― Kahill Gibran

At the top is one of my favorites songs by Josh Groban: The Prayer.  On the bottom there is a link of the same song performed by a beautiful daughter and her dad.  It is awesome.  I couldn’t decide which one to use on this post, so I am using both.

The Prayer

I pray you’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer
When we lose our way

Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

La luce che tu hai
(I pray we’ll find your light)
Nel cuore resterà
(And hold it in our hearts)
A ricordarci che
(When stars go out each night)
L’eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera
(Let this be our prayer)
Quanta fede c’è
(When shadows fill our day)

Lead us to a place
(Guide us with your grace)
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, e di fraternità

La forza che ci dà
(We ask that life be kind)
È il desiderio che
(And watch us from above)
Ognuno trovi amor
(We hope each soul will find)
Intorno e dentro a sé
(Another soul to love)

Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer
Just like every child
Just like every child

Need to find a place
Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

È la fede che
Hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salvera

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”― Mother Teresa