“Being with Old Friends”…

To be with old friends is very warming and comforting. Ian Ziering

Meditation: One of my oldest friends lives in Germany. We grew up together since kindergarten. I admired and loved her. She was an inspiration to me. When we left home to study, our connection became less intense, and when I immigrated to the US 24 years ago, we stayed in touch rather infrequently. However, I recently learned that she is having health challenges. A flood of emotions surfaced – strong feelings of attachment and care. As I will visit family in Germany in a few days, I decided to take a train all the way up to the north of Germany to see her, even if only for a few hours. Old friendships are amazing connections that never go away, attachments that are very strong and love that endures over many decades…

Prayer: God of love and friendship, I pray for my friend who is going through a difficult time. I am so grateful that I can travel and see her. Bless our time together. Be present with us as we reconnect. Provide healing for her. Thank you for bonds that never end and friendships that transcend time and distance. Amen

My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. Job 16:20-21