Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a tuesday prayer...

Dog Walking Prayer...
For the middle school children streaming into the building at 7:45...all of those souls, growing, lonely, tough, cool, scared, earnest, sweet...
may they know they are Loved. Somehow, someway.

For the swans, heads tucked under wing feathers, floating in the Mystic River, oh Thanks Be to God for their chilled beauty.

For M., whom we will never see again, who loved the dogs but couldn't love herself...addicted to heroin and suffering from bulemia, oh dear M., rest well, be at peace.  May you know now that you are Loved.

For all of those we will meet today,
cashiers at grocery stores,
colleagues that we don't care for,
neighbors whose names we don't know,
people in cars rushing by...
may your Grace surround them. 
Even if they don't know what Grace is.

For ourselves, we pray.
For the places in our hearts that hurt.
For the ways in which we feel dissappointed.
For the longings we hold...to be your Lovers of life and of creation...
Oh Holy One...
Strengthen us, forgive us, renew us...
hold us...
Lead us.
Amen.

4 comments:

Mary Beth said...

this is just beautiful. Prayers for M.

I ask your prayers also for Questing Parson, whom many of you may know. He has long been a steadfast friend and supporter of the RevGalBlogPals, and is currently walking in the valley of the shadow with his dear wife, who suffered a devastating stroke during heart surgery.

Terri said...

prayers ascending for Questing Pastor and his wife and their family.....

Songbird said...

I'm praying today for Ms. Parson, who we had the joy of meeting a few years ago when the Parsons came to visit. I will never forget her gentle good humor.

revkjarla said...

yes...I saw this on FB...so many prayers lifting...sigh.