Lord, I have no words.

I have feelings and questions and dreams. I have prayers that linger on my mind, but are not yet expressed in words. I have names and faces whose prayer requests are… unspeakable, because the pain is so raw and real.

I sit in silence. I wait and listen. I breathe and listen some more. I long for clarity, but my vision is foggy. The way forward is not clear. I ask for answers, and you say, “not yet”…

I know your Spirit is at work, guiding, guarding, refreshing, and renewing. I know you will be present with me as I wait and pray. And breathe. Just breathe.

And I abide in you in these moments… and breathe. Just breathe. Thank you. Amen.

Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her family in Maryland and presently serves as a hospice chaplain and in pulpit supply. She remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony

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