Dear God,

Liberty Cap, Yellowstone National Park, pic by author

I’m cramming every hallelujah I can into the next 48 hours.

When I put the words of joyous praise away on Sunday, when my vocabulary is transfigured, I want to feel that I gave all the alleluias I had.

But it’s not like you won’t be worthy of praise in the next six week. You will be the same. Your love will still spread and resurrect, even when we put away celebration words.

Help me to bear and birth new vocabulary.

Strengthen my words of gratitude, awe, and intercession.

Grow my ability to listen.

I want to be ready for a fuller praise at the resurrection of my alleluias and my Easter joy.



The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at and She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.

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 to the specific post. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

2 thoughts on “Friday Prayer

  1. You’re in Big Timber?! I serve the UCC in Columbus. The local Lutherans hold a text study on Wednesdays and it will be at St James ELCA in Columbus during March. Are you part of the group? Would love to find time to connect.


We hope you'll join the conversation!

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

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.