Oh dear God,
The sun is starting to fade into dusk
ever so slightly,
and the day has been long for countless people
that I don’t even know of,
and it continues to be longer for even more.
And my heart breaks with Yours
that they don’t know how beloved and precious they are.
I pray for the young mother with little children,
a wreck from the death of her husband from suicide
months ago, the suffering multiplying every day.
I pray for the other young mother,
homeless, trying to stay sober,
just dying to see her toddler,
but can’t because of a restraining order.
I pray for people
so angry and broken
that all they can do is
break everyone around them.
I pray for harried judges,
stressed out parents,
sullen sisters and brothers,
for those who weep.
For everyone weeping right now,
O God, wrap them up. Somehow, wrap them up.
In your mercy, I pray,
Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church, UCC in Marblehead, MA. She is a contributor to the RevGal book, “There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.”
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