Well, God,
not sure how much I am feeling “it” today.

Whatever “it” is, I am not getting it on.

So, I pray anyway.  Not because I am holy, or connected in Spirit, or even engaged in it, but because I can.  I could just sit here and blather on,
or, I could just sit here and let you speak, but then I would have to listen.
I left my listening ears at home today. Unfortunately.

I really just want to watch YouTube videos of pitbull puppies and hedgehogs going camping.  I really just want to eat another peanut butter filled with chocolate cookie here at Starbucks.  I also  wouldn’t mind to knit, just a few rows.  But I pray anyway.  Because I can.  I can type my small surface thoughts, skating around my mind, grazing my heart at its edges, even as my fingers itch to hit a new window in Safari and feast on scrolling through shoes on Zappos.  But I pray anyway, because I can.

I pray, because I must.
I need saving,
especially from myself!

God in your infinite mercy,


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.

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