God, some I know make a hard rowing today,Susan stained glass sea
storm-tossed by worry, grief and doubt,
trying to control the compass
of the future.
Others are in safe harbor
and have heard the “peace be still.”

Some have come to summer solstice
and others are in winter beauty.
Some are waking still full
of Juneteenth good fat food
and the music of hope
and others are watching
as Covid-19 “spikes”
means the death of someone dear.

In the holy deep of intercession
I let down my sea anchor.

Susan Pratt-Smith is the stained glass artist for this window. I am so glad to call her friend.

Maren C. Tirabassi’s most recent book is A Child Laughs: Prayers of Justice and Hope and she blogs at http://giftsinopenands@wordpress.com/ She’s a United Church of Christ, US, pastor and a writer.

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Prayer

  1. What a lovely stained glass image. And I am reminded of the hymn “Will Your Anchor Hold?” Thank you, marine!


  2. And autocorrect got me again! Thank you, Maren, not marine. But wasn’t that a suitable misspelling, considering the prayer and the picture?


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