Morning Prayer


Today is National Prayer Day:

The weeks before graduation (I work at a Uni) are extremely frustrating and tiring for me.
I never have enough time to catch up on any of MY work. To sum it up I'm a database manager for non-profit that works within a University. I also do "executive" administrative assistant work for a department's faculty and students within the university. I work with three entities, 1) The non-profit 2) The Department (Faculty & Students) 3) UC Berkeley's database central. It's a lot, I know. Life after college is hard. Transitioning into a full time positions with so many responsibilities leaves me feeling depleted sometimes.

So, from now on I have to start my day with morning prayers. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing I have to do this. It puts me in a mood, a mindset, and helps me create a space of positive energy. I hate feeling like I have lost my positive energy. I can be a very negative person at times and so I'm always checking myself because I'm around people too much to be strained.

I think negativity is passed from generation to generation with African American people. We have struggled so much that we sometimes can't see the good in the world. Our oppression has taken over all areas of our lives. As a black women, a double minority, I have come to understand that the cycle has to end here. Prayer helps me slowly but surely reach some of that goal. I also put in a lot of work to do things that are positive and make me feel good.

One is prayer, one is practice (volunteering), and lastly communication when I'm in pain or unhappy.

A memory:

When I was child my Aunt made me remember Psalm 23. IT TOOK ME WEEKS. But, now as an adult I appreciate at least having one scripture/prayer I can carry with me through out my life. It means  the world to me to have shared that moment with her. Now, I would like to share it with you...

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3     he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

I leave this prayer for you today.

God bless and keep you,

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