✝ Lockdown prayers 15   Tired of talking lord, I no longer have words. Tired of thinking Lord, I no longer care about reasons. Tired of praying Lord, they dissolve in the wind. Tired of listening Lord, to the hollow desolate emptiness.. Tired of sleeping, tired of waking. Tired of dreaming, tired of the day’s […]

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✝ Lockdown prayers 14   I can’t begin to tell you, Lord, how messed up people are. They say one thing and mean another. They do something and say they didn’t mean it, They hold others accountable for sins they themselves commit. They’re hypocritical, lying, cheating, manipulative snakes, Lord! I can’t begin to tell you […]

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Loss

✝ Lockdown Prayers 13   Holy Love, into which I pour the pain of loss, transform my mind so I may see that nothing is truly lost; for you have eyes to see that which is lost to me. That nothing is truly gone for you have grace to pour upon my ruptured heart. That […]

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✝ Lockdown Prayers 12   Breathing in and breathing out, I bid my mind be still. Yet it flutters about like a moth around a flame, ignoring my gentle drawing of breath – flowing in, flowing out – insistent, gentle, peaceful, grounding, truthful. I bid my mind be still and focus on my chest as […]

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✝  Lockdown Prayers 11   Dark shadows, Lord, follow me. They come in off the street, they slink silently into my mind where they take root – weeds choking off the light. They come in on my clothes, my suit, collar, uniform. They cling to me in fat weighty clumps that will not leave. Dark […]

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God of many names

✝  Lockdown prayer 10   O great Chameleon, whose colours forever change – You are Jehovah, the warrior God, who protects and fights for me. You are El Shaddai, the great mother who nurtures and feeds me. You are Jesus, the risen Christ, who is my brother. You are Elohim, the many, who oils the […]

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As bitter as wormwood

9 Lockdown Prayers 9   I’m soured Lord. Bitter in spirit and hard of heart. Too much Lord. Too much has happened and driven me to retreat into the wormwood of my life. Come, sweeten me with your touch. Awaken me to the light of your love, Open me to the lightness of being – […]

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Trust

7   Lockdown prayers 7   Lord of the weary and the sick of heart, Lord of the scared and muddle minded. Lord of the confused and the lonely, Lord of the weak and the needy. Lord of those who judge themselves harshly, Lord of those who condemn the self. Lord of those whose hearts are […]

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