I could use a little flame by the side of the road,
Off in the corner of my eye,
Something to spark,
I could use a spark or a sign or a signal.
I could also use a detailed set of instructions.
A how-to list, with a plan.
Something to show,
And if nothing else,
I think maybe we could use a moment,
On a mountaintop,
In the laundry room,
Or sitting on my front steps.
I need to know you’re there.
I need to know you hear your people’s cries.
I need to know you are around us and among us,
At work in us,
At work in spite of us.
I need to know you’ve got this.
Because I really, really don’t.
Holy One of our Ancestors,
Find us again.
Free your people.
Pour out your love.
The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. She blogs, but honestly, she hasn’t blogged in forever. What day is it?
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2 thoughts on “Thursday Prayer”
Thank you! These words are powerful and heartfelt.
It is as if you plucked my very thoughts out of my head. This prayer is what I say to myself all of the time. I just talk to God like a friend. And sometimes I do not mince my words, but it is always with love in my heart. Thank you.