Ayda’s prayer from her 42nd birthday celebration:
Please Lord, help us to always remember how good you are. Even in the middle of all the darkness and all the difficult times that I’ve had to endure, you’ve surrounded me with amazing people. It’s just a little drop to show how great you are and how much you love us. You don’t leave us alone. You’re always holding our hand, even in the most difficult times. And you’re using us as people and as community to be there for each other.
I’m so grateful today for the way you’ve walked with me through this journey and for the lives of each one of these people who are here and the many more who are with me in prayer always. I just don’t have words to express how thankful I am….
Please protect and bless my friends and give them strength and hope. Hopefully my testimony will give them some help to see how amazing your grace is.
There’s nothing, nothing that we have to endure in this life without you. And that’s the most important thing we need to know – it doesn’t matter how dark it gets, we’re not alone.
Thank you for your love, Jesus.