Jesus Meets His Mother


This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.

Luke 2:34-35

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  1. My heart is broken by being left by the person I thought I was going to marry..

    By the loss of loved ones and also news of other people dying through disease.. most especially COVID-19 and cancer..

    By the news of innocent people being taken advantage of by others.. those who cannot fight and defend for themselves..

    By destroyed plans because of uncontrollable circumstances..

    My heart is broken by fear..unbelief..trauma..

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  2. So many people dead, our frontliners tired, their spirits broken. So many people also who have lost their livelihood, most suffering in hunger and uncertainty. hopelessness. and how I am powerless 😦

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  3. I grieve with a broken heart for the many souls—who, like the Israelites at the foot of Mt. Sinai melting gold and dancing and celebrating an idol while Moses is up on the mountain being guided by God—crowd the beaches and bars and restaurants and pools and streets in a time of great peril to all who do so and then becomes peril to those who do not do this: grandparents, children, nurses, doctors, hospital workers, paramedics, police, et al—the Innocents who must perish for the selfish sins of God’s children who do not think or consider or seem to care about the rest of Creation. For all of Creation, my heart is broken. May God hear our prayers of sorrow.

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  4. It breaks my heart to see the division in our nation. Lies, lies, lies, on both sides, who to believe? We have become a nation without a God and this is what it looks like.
    Though he has warned us and given us the signs needed, I pray we see clearly his purpose and direction.

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  5. A broken relationship with an elder at the church. Our children grew up together. We spent time together socially as families.

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  6. For all the overwhelming loss of all who have died in the Covid pandemic, for the grief of their friends and families, for all those who have lost jobs and financial loss, for those who are fearful and lonely, for those who are hospitalized – for such a shocking sense of loss and uncertainty

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  7. What is happening at the border and in our country that says we have lost our way. The ways that we treat one another as expendable and as means to an end.

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  8. I am saddened by how difficult it is to say that I am no longer who I once was, to say that I need help, to say that I can’t do it myself. To say that I’ve been putting on a strong appearance to cover up my brokenness and to say that I can’t carry others’ burdens for them, as much as I would like to, because I am struggling with my own. I pray for strength to be able to reach out. I pray for safety and healing.

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  9. For finding a new relationship with my daughter as she graduates from high school and finds her journey of a career and higher education. The current pandemic had brought excitement to our relationship and perhaps me as mom starting to surrender her to our lord and savior!

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  10. My heart is broken over religious leaders who are ignoring the public good and encouraging their flocks to defy the calls to suspend worship. They claim to be faithful but lack the humility of Jesus, who though he was God set aside his divinity to serve others. They see themselves as martyrs who are being persecuted for their faith, rather than seeing that the truly faithful are known by the sacrifices they ake for others. I am heartbroken at the state of our nation and its leaders. Their lack of compassion and their bigotry. The call to ignore the needs of many reminds me of the crowds calling out for Jesus to be crucified. I confess my anger about these things and at these people. At the same time, I identify with the anger that Jesus expressed at the corrupt political and religious leaders of his day.

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  11. My heart breaks for all of the animals who have been murdered and exploited for momentary pleasure. Also, how in the last several years our progress in this nation has gone several steps backward into exhibiting blatant racism, hatred and violence.

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  12. Difficult relationship with my son and his broken heart. The distance my daughter and her husband have from God. The systemic failure of the Church and our world to care for those who have the most need. Disunity within the church and our country.

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  13. I grieve for all the families that are going through the horrendous results of the Covid-19 virus. I pray for all the wonderful people putting their lives on the line to help others. I pray that protective equipment, food, shelter and safety get into all the hands of the people that need it. Last but not least I pray to give those people in power at this time the intelligence and the caring to help others in their need and not stoop down to wickedness of power and greed!!!!!

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  14. My heart breaks for my husband since he doesn’t know our Lord. My heart breaks for my sister since she doesn’t know our Lord either. And for my mother and brother because they have lost their path.

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  15. My heart has been broken over my child’s mental illness and the struggle
    he has both now and before him. I grieve from what he has experienced and what our whole family has experienced as a result of this.

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  16. I am saddened by many deaths in past year of baby, child, close family member. Another family member in hospice. Friends and family with cancer. Sad is how I feel doing this Stations of the cross. Just an overwhelming sadness that Jesus had to die for us. We do not serve his as we should. We need to be better at taking up the cross and following him. I feel peace about the Covid 19. I know that God is in charge. We need to turn to him for peace and comfort. Praying daily for all involved which is the entire world. God be with us in this hour of our need.

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  17. I grieve for all those who are living in fear, for those who feel so helpless and hopeless and don’t know Jesus and the hope and love and peace he brings.

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  18. I grieve for all the losses people are going through. The anxiety and uncertainty.
    A woman at my church has been a burden to me, breaking my heart and making me feel that I’m not good enough to serve.

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  19. I’m heartbroken for the grief and uncertainty swirling around. This is truly such a difficult time and we don’t know when it will end.

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  20. My heart breaks for the poor and those struggling to survive in our society. May we see them with Jesus’ compassionate eyes. May we move to action and help them physically AND spiritually.
    God open my mind to be aware of how YOU are working and show me how I can help serve others in Your Name and with Your authority for Your honor and Your glory. AMEN!

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  21. I am heartbroken about the many children in foster care in our nation and the lack of love and security they feel. When I think about the trauma of abuse followed by numerous homes, and an overall lack of love, it is more than I can imagine. I’ve seen the faces of abuse first hand and watched their hearts break in disappointment. Right now, I worry about the children who are not being seen by their teachers, often our first line of defense against abuse. I think about overstressed parents worried about loosing their jobs, unsure how to put food on the table, and frustrated with the current living situation. I pray for all families and children at risk.

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  22. the lack of government response to the virus when they had advance warning…breaks my heart. the fact that we have a president incapable of compassion and empathy breaks my heart. the fact that we still have so many children and families separated and in detention in the middle of this crisis with no escape and no plan of action breaks my heart today

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