Author Archives: Cynthia Ann Leighton

Thank You Lord – Shaking Dust!

Your word is indeed a lamp for my feet..

Those who do not welcome?
You have a teaching!
Specific.
Direct.

Unambiguous.

Shake the dust from your feet
in testimony against them…

Not only shake the dust,
not only testimony,
you set avoidance!

Those were your instructions to your apostles when you sent them forth.

Instructions when not welcomed.

Abuse fits…
mathematically speaking
as many standard deviations
beyond the norm of welcome.

Forgiveness is a separate behavior.

Separate lesson.
An internal matter,
so to speak.

Taking
condoning
accepting
unwelcoming behavior…
is neither
required
nor aked.

Let along desirable!

Accepting the unacceptable
today
forever
is
done.

Ahh…

Freedom!

Ceremonially,
today.

I did it!
I do it…
today.

I shake the dust from my feet
in testimony against you.

Each person…
ceremonially,
for now and forever
I give honest permanent
testimony against you.

Hmm.

Interesting.
That will help me avoid tripping over my own feet;)

That’s part of the freedom of the children of God, isn’t it?

In discrimination situations, too…
honest permanent testimony against discrimination.

So be it!

That’s what “AMEN!” means.

Awesome.

Thank You Lord.

Please guide me as I shake the dust from my feet…
today.

I Love You Lord!
Thank you for forgiving me…
please help me to continue to forgive
as I shake dust;)

I Love You Lord!

“WE ARE HERE”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 26)

I Love You Lord – Come

“Come Holy Spirit”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 25)

I Love You Lord – LOVING ME

“I am Thanking You,
O Lord
for me!

I love You Lord

I am thanking you
for increasing my faith

I am thanking you for
LOVING ME O LORD
I love you Lord!”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 24)

I Love You Lord – Rainbows

“I am feeling awe and great joy
living in prayer, in your presence Lord.

I am
seeing
touching
smelling
hearing
tasting

You
O Lord
in all
that is,
O Lord, my God.

Especially in
all your gifts
of Rainbows

Thank you!

I am smiling!”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 23)

I Love You Lord – Enjoying Being Alive!

“I am Thanking You Lord

I am creating a perfect life

I am truly loving and enjoying being alive

I am building a life which fits me

I am focusing on You O Lord

I am growing in every way that You
delight in, Lord!”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 22)

Thank You Lord – These Memories

“Yes, Jesus,
these memories are
things that really
happened to me.

Thank you that you
rescued me and are
re-creating me in
your image.

I trust
you that nothing
that has ever happened
to me can’t be
transformed into
grace and
goodness by
your power.”

Fr. Bill Watson,
These Memories is a prayer written for me
… words that are now
a healing prayer
Today

I Love You Lord – Help!

“Come Holy Spirit!

increase my faith”

 

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 21)

I Love You Lord – Choosing to Step

“I am choosing to step into
the path which pleases
You most O Lord
at every cross road

I am thanking You for being in me

I am thanking You for increasing my faith

I love You Lord!”

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 20)

I Love You Lord – Focused on You

“Come Holy Spirit!
increase my faith

I am living my life focused on You O Lord

I am living in prayer

I am full of positive thoughts,
positive emotions,
and all the benefits and
advantages You desire me to have

I am drawing nearer to You O Lord today”

 

by Cynthia Ann Leighton

(From my abuse recovery prayer, “I LOVE YOU LORD!” Card 19)