(Photo by Terri C. Pilarski, taken with her iPhone, the road Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA. taken July 27, 2018)

Oh God. 

In the morning when the light is young

I wake up hope full for this new day.

Hopeful that I will lean toward 



Grateful for people, who

help me be the best me I can be

Grateful for sunny days that

warm my soul, flip flop days


Grateful despite all that leans

in contrast to gratitude

You know: fear, angst, anger, worry

especially worry. But YOU,


You, Oh God, come unbidden

to remind me, fill me, guide me, help


Me, you help me to abide in peace

and remember to be grateful

and take the time to feel gratitude

for this gift of life, challenges and joys.


Oh God.

In the morning, when the light is young,

help me to breathe in fresh air

help me to exhale gratitude.



The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a parish in Dearborn, Michigan. She’s been a member of RevGalBlogPals since 2006 and blogs at Seeking Authentic Voice

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday Prayer

  1. I do not know why it spaced this way, it’s not how I wrote the prayer poem, I wrote it single spaced in lines of 2, 3, or 4, then double spaced…very weird. Oh well. The spaces might be considered space to breathe.


  2. I’m grateful for breath! I guess those are God spaces to breathe.
    Thank you for a beautiful prayer.
    I will share it.
    I’m away at our camp in the mountains in north central PA. Heading home next week to our home in Streamwood, IL. and Immanuel UCC in Streamwood. Perhaps you know our pastor! I have certainly missed her.


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