windownola

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.
Because
I need saving,
especially from myself!

God in your infinite mercy,
Amen

 


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.

We hope you'll join the conversation!

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s