Healing Savior,

Our world is corrupt,
our bodies are fainting,
our relationships are strained.
Salvation seems distant.

Yet you created this world for beauty
and your body gave witness to life
and your love restored community.
Salvation is always at hand.

So splinter our vanities & violences
and stitch the pieces of our hearts
together to pound again with joy
until salvation endures forever.

Amen.


Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ minister, blogger, and soccer mom. Her upcoming book, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) with co-author Martha Spong, wrestles for God’s answers to the hard questions of life.


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