Sand sculpture, Revere Beach, MA, July 2018

I know we are supposed to “pray always.”
I know that almost anything can be a prayer if it has intention, including sewing, climbing a tree, drinking a coffee, washing a dish.
I know the Heartspace You occupy within my deepest being.

I want to supplicate unceasingly.
I want to implore persistently.
I want to storm the heavens with all of my thoughts and feelings and fears and hopes and discouragements.

Honestly, though.
I need a little break from the frenzy.
I need a little space…
to walk without intention,
to drink a glass of water without remembering my baptism,
to read a People magazine without insight.

You promise to pray when we cannot.
You promise to hear all that is unarticulated
and wrenching with pain or bursting with joy.
I am leaning in to that Promise.


Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at the Old North Church (UCC) in Marblehead, MA.  She is very happy about the Red Sox today.

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