Photo of wall mural at Camp Restore in New Orleans

I wish I could be that little lamb in your arms, brother Jesus,
or even the one by your side.
Such bliss, such safety, such absence of fear.

Actually, I really wish the world could be in your arms like that,
right now, and know it dear brother Jesus.
The people devastated by hurricanes and earthquakes and war and gun violence and white supremacy and so much beyond.
The hateful discord, the lack of trust, the ill will of spite.

I imagine you brother Jesus,
in the fields of this world,
lamenting as well,
your face, streaming with tears,
your arms empty, reaching, searching.


Rev. Karla Miller is the Minister for Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, Massachusetts.   She is also a contributor the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.

RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

One thought on “Wednesday Prayer

We hope you'll join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.