photo by Meg M. Arbo (used with permission).


The moon set this morning, as the sun came up.
A long illumined night giving way to the brief shining of this day.
Help me God,
to  hold the dreams of my sleeping,
and sift through the message your angels wrought last night.
Help me God,
in the blue bright of daylight,
to be your Message of awareness, love, and hope
in all that I say and do (o.k., at least most of what I say and do, because, you know, human).
Help me God,
through the daily grind, the musts, the should, the need to-s
to give over to Mystery and Delight, to Sorrow and Ache,
and all that is in the exquisite in-between.


Rev. Karla Miller is the Minister for Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA, on the North Shore of Boston.
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One thought on “Wednesday Prayer

  1. Working on Isaiah’s 7:1-10. Sturggling. OT Texts for this Advent Year A jump back and forth between first and second Isaiah. Preached 2nd Isaiah last week. How do I preach the assurance of God’s love when last week, I preached the promise of Isaiah 35. Throw Trump into the mix and I am fighting the urge to be prophetic.


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