Friday, December 26, 2008

A Prayer


Found this prayer in a Kathleen Norris book that she had taken from the Book of Common Prayer, a prayer for the sick, but one she clung to as she mourned the death of her husband. It spoke to me as I have struggled through Christmas without my dad and wrestled with the heartbreaking situation in my family.

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.

Peace to you,

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