QUEENSLAND NEWS Making a Difference by Letty R. Stevens Vendramini

PEACEFULLY Speaking

I like HOW A.J.Muste talks about 'PEACE'. And it states: "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way".
This quote by A.J.Muste reminds me of our now almost 6 weeks overseas travel here in Switzerland from Australia with my husband, Franco, a Swiss-Italian by heritage. This sudden and unplanned trip of ours is a result of my mother-in law's sudden hospitalisation early May this year and had to undergo an URGENT internal organ surgery. But more so, within her ten days in the hospital, she was AGAIN operated on TWICE consecutively ( now three operations!) in the same internal organ within a span of two days due to "some complications discovered", the Medical Team reported to us. It has been a highly worrying time for both my husband and myself for what was happening to his hospitalised mother - and also for the reason that he is the ONLY child of his parents and more so, my father-in-law had just passed away last year at the age of 93.
Times like these have been very stressing, worrying and nerve wrecking for both of us. But for me, in times like this, my strong and miraculous WEAPON IS PRAYER! Prayer has given both my husband and my self deep STRENGTH, lasting HOPE, outward TRUST AND inner PEACE with ourselves amidst the chaos we have been going through! I deeply put ALL my concerns and worries in The Palm of HIS Hand! I have always believed that Our LORD JESUS CHRIST IS 'THE MIRACLE WORKER' and "With Him, NOTHING is impossible!" My mother-in law's condition has greatly improved overtime, and now has been transferred for already two weeks to a Rehabilitation Hospital and is now allowed to go home within a few days ( with regular hospital nurse visits and a recommended paid house helper to assist my mother-in-law in her daily meals and house chores/routines. GOD IS GOOD! HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER! Amen. Thank You, LORD for YOUR LOVE and MERCY!
Below, I have therefore included THE PEACE PRAYER which I have been reading numerous times during the day and before going to bed at night during those tiring and challenging times while here in Switzerland! PRAISE GOD!

THE PEACE PRAYER

LET US PRAY that strength and courage abundant be given to all who work for a world of reason and understanding;

THAT THE GOOD that lies in everyman's heart may day-by-day be magnified;

THAT MEN WILL to see more clearly not that which divides them, but that which unites them;

THAT EACH HOUR may bring us closer to a final victory, not of nation over nation, but of men over his own errors and weaknesses;

THAT THE TRUE SPIRIT of mankind - it's joy, it's beauty, it's hope, may live among us;

THAT THE BLESSINGS OF PEACE BE OURS - THE PEACE TO BUILD AND GROW, TO LIVE IN HARMONY AND SYMPATHY WITH OTHERS, AND TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE.

(Written by Letty R. Stevens Vendramini)

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