O Holy One,

O Helping One,
O Healing One,
Notice us, hear us, find us, and stay.
And while you are here…
As I catch my breath,
As I wipe my tears and reset my face,
Remind me…
That you called us, you empowered us, and you sent us out.
You believed in us.
You prepared us.
You gave us buddies to go along with.
You trust us to help, to heal, to share.
Even messy me. Even in this mad time.
O Faithful One,
O Powerful One,
O Giving One,
Help me to shake off the dust and go
Help me to shimmy off the grief and look ahead.
Help me to release the worry and press on.
Help me to toss out the fear and try.
You believe.
And I believe you.
Now, where are my sandals….

(Inspired by the Lectionary Gospel reading for this Sunday, Mark 6:1-14) 

The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO. She is a contributor to the RevGals book.

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One thought on “Thursday Prayer

  1. Thank you so much for this prayer. That truly speaks to me in the depths of my being as I am sitting at my computer seeking to summon up creativity for sermon writing when my energy is at an all time low. Thank you and blessings to you this Sunday, conveyed to you from Auckland New Zealand.


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