Hello from Awakenings Prayer Institute. I received this in today’s mail from Marlee and she gave me permission to share.
I began sharing from the Lord’s Prayer and then reading aloud from Kathy’s material on vows. What followed was amazing. I shared how soul friendship worked in triads and assigned each one a role. Interestingly, the speaker was not the suicidal friend, but the other friend who came to help. I asked questions and of the woman who had drunk herself silly, I requested that she pray.
We spent four hours together walking through breathe prayer and setting the timer to quietly reflect on a particular breathe prayer I had written, “Shape me, Master Potter, as beseems.” Turns out this is a favorite passage of the woman who was coming out of her drunken stupor.
Near the end of our time together, the husband returned home where we were not talking about him or their problem, but were focused on this breath prayer.
Still much work to be done, but Praise God, I had been prepared ahead of time and when the crisis arrived the tools were already in my hand and Holy Spirit was welcome to lead the way. It is way too big of a problem for me!”
Thank you, Marlee for sharing your story. Thanking our Wonderful Counselor for his powerful promptings. Let’s keep Marlee’s friend in prayer that this would be the beginning of a long and fruitful journey. Do you have a story you would like to share?