Praying for New York

I am, in many ways, still a New Yorker. Living much of my childhood growing up through adolescence with my family at four places of residence in Westchester County (area code 914), a number of dorms and apartments on Manhattan’s upper west side during my collegiate years at Columbia, then two suburbs “upstate” as an Engineering college graduate and “yuppie” working for NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, I at times find myself listening again in a “New York State of Mind” as Billy Joel sang and performed it live in concert midtown at Madison Square Garden years ago. In my dreams, I can remember commuting on the Metro-North’s New Haven, Harlem and Hudson River Lines to and from Grand Central Station, walking briskly amidst the masses through various passageways emerging onto my workplace up to the office at 30 Rock with a corner view overlooking the skating Rink and promenade of Rockefeller Center.

This week, inevitably reminiscing times together in the City with my late beloved sweet Melissa who was born and raised in western New York, I am praying fervently on my knees in my heart and soul before the throne of grace for Christ’s compassion upon the people of New York. As I read and hear of the plight among peoples there and elsewhere, may the unfailing steadfast loving kindness, protection, patience, persistence, perseverance and providence of the Holy and Anointed One who heals us be upon wholly and dearly loved ones in time of need. O Lord, in your tender care and mercy, ….

A man walks through the nearly empty Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on March 14.
(Jeennah Moon for The Washington Post)

~ by prayersForMelissa on March 23, 2020.

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