Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Prayer

So, today, God,
I don't think I have a prayer in me.
Anything I pray
feels trite in contrast to the heaviness
we all feel in the face
of the Newtown tragedy.
There are no words.

Yes,
I know.
I am thinking about other stuff too...like finishing up worship plans,
getting some administrative work out of the way,
wondering if I will ever have time to make some of the holiday foods my mom used to make
every Christmas, like lefse, flatbread, krumkake...
and
making a list of the books I want to read and things to make...
but that is all monkey min,
or at the least, denial mind or procrastinator mind.

But the truth is,
I don't have a prayer in me today.
And so,
I ask your Spirit
to pray on my behalf...
for those who need You and healing and balm and rest, and heart and compassion,
and just simply holding.

Amen.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Thank you for this. Exactly where I am.

Mary Beth said...

Yes.

Crimson Rambler said...

Thanks, Karla -- trying to remember who it was that said, "When you can't pray, say your prayers" (the Anglican remedy!)