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.

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...
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.



Robin said...

Thank you for this. Exactly where I am.

Mary Beth said...


Crimson Rambler said...

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