Monday’s Prayer posted Sunday evening as I’ll be driving from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Calgary, Alberta on Monday. With you, Diane.

Neither slumbering nor sleeping God, I opened my eyes to another day and for a moment it was sweet–just you and me and a morning miracle. Then I froze. And remembered. I don’t begin much the way I used to. Afraid, now, to step into this day, this hour, this minute, this second–to feel that panic of asking “what is still possible?” And not being sure of very much at all. I’ve lost the hang of this ministry, God. Don’t let go of me as I stumble and lurch through a day that seminary never imagined into the core curriculum. Rework my faith with every sacred promise. I am awake and awakening to you, always. Make me useful today in ways you know and I can learn. I’m in. Just don’t let go of me. Thank you. New day. Here we go. Talk later. I love you.

Diane Strickland is approaching her 33rd year as an ordained minister now serving in The United Church of Canada as retired clergy. She is a Certified Community and Workplace Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist-Therapist, and Critical Incident Responder in private practice.

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