Friday, March 23, 2007

I was asked to pray over a meal for a Bridal Shower!

I spent most of the night tonight shopping for a Bridal shower gift for a dear young couple that will be getting married on April 28th, 2007. I bought them a Punch Bowl set that they wanted from "Bed, Bath and Beyond". I have known the young man since he was 3 years old, I've known the bride for at least 8 years. This is one of my good friend’s sons. I have sung with this woman for 15 years; In Trio's, duets, at concerts and on our Worship team. I was asked to pray over the meal tomorrow for the Bridal shower. I get very nervous when I have to speak in front of people. I know I am a singer but it really is different than speaking and praying in front of a large group of people. I also said I would help in anyway needed; they asked if I would buy the products needed to make the punch. I just thought I would get everything tonight and take it to church so I wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning. The shower is at 12:00 p.m. Jimmy and Jon's best friends are spending the night tonight and Bo is in Lansing so I thought this would be the perfect night to slip away and handle everything that needed handled for tomorrow.

With the Lord's help, it is really to Him, I have come up with this prayer for the young couple and the meal:

Lord God, Creator of the universe, Father of us all, we have gathered here to celebrate the up and coming wedding that will soon take place between Amanda and Bradly. Bless, oh Father, this food that we are about to receive with grateful hearts as a sign of your continuous bounty and providence. May your generous blessing descend also upon this young couple, their families and friends present here today. I thank you for the hands that have prepared this meal. Amen!

I just don't want to get up and babble because I am nervous.

Father, help me not to babble tomorrow, thank you for putting these words on my heart to say to You.

Side note: Bo called about 8:30 p.m. and said they made it safely to Lansing and that he made weight. He said the hotel was “GREAT” and that they were about to go swimming. Bo was so excited this morning to be able to stay in a motel all weekend and go to States. He has a bad cold so I am a little worried about him. I am leaving him in the Lord’s hands. He will keep him safe and sound.


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

That's a wonderful prayer! I always get toung-tied when I'm asket to pray somewhere -- shouldn't, but I always do. :)

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Lory
while giving lecture first look at an imaaginary point,after you become comfortable then look in the faces :)Now the problom is solved :)

dot said...

Lori, that's a beautiful prayer! You will do just fine.

Kristy said...

You will do just fine! I can relate. Talking in front of folks is not my thing, singing? Sure, anytime, anywhere, solos...whatever - as long as it's for the Lord! One thing I do when I am asked to say something is right before, I quickly tell Him "okay Lord, your words. Not mine." He seems to take care of the rest !!!!

Linda said...

I think the prayer is just right Lori. I know how you feel. I get so nervous too. I'm sure it will go very well.
I pray the boys do well!!

lori said...

J. Lockhart, Deepak Gopi, Dot, Kristy and Linda,

Thank you all so much for supporting me in your words and in your prayers. I made it through the prayer without fainting. I did as Kristy said to do and I prayed for the Lord to help me.

I did take my prayer with me for guidance.

Bo won two matches today and lost two. Josh lost the first two matches. They won't go on to the finals tomorrow! I think it is an honor just to say you qualified for States. I want to thank all of you for your friendship.

Blessings in Christ,


Anonymous said...

I'm borrowing this. I'm hosting a bridal shower for my daughter's friend

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