I am tired. I have been on the run all week, and am holding my breath for the next emergency to walk through the door.

I am holding my breath, and the tension is pooling in the back of my neck, pulling my shoulders in too tight.

Remind me to breathe. To draw in the Holy Spirit.

Remind me to breathe. To ease out the stress and the tension. Send your Spirit throughout my body. Breathing life into my limbs, rolling into my neck and stretching into my shoulders.

Help me to scurry and worry less. Teach me to do the work that I can, and then to let go of what I can’t do.

And when the next emergency comes through, hold my hand so I can get up and greet it with faith, hope and love.

Let this be my prayer sustaining God.


Katy Stenta is a solo pastor at a tiny church that is bigger on the inside in Albany, NY for over eight years and blogs at katyandtheword@wordpress.com She is also the co-founder of the fledgling TrailPraisers inclusive Worship. When she is not dreaming up projects and ideas, some of which creep into the church, she plays with her three boys-boys or goes and visits her husband at the library, while he works, to read.

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