A Blessing for Those with Stress-Induced Lethargy

In the muscle-tensed, frenetic exhaustion of your blank stare,
May you know that you are not alone.

In the numb doom-scrolling hours,
May your senses be drawn to peace and joy.

In the overwhelm of grief and frustration,
May you be anchored in the truth of eternal love.

In the push to pretend things are normal,
May you have the strength to resist platitudes and false hope.

In the knowledge that there IS a right side to history,
May you be guided and strengthened in the choices of justice and righteousness.

In the still of the night, when you hear your name,
May you be guided to say, “Speak, Holy One, for your child is listening.”

In the quiet after you speak, in that stillness,
May the Love that has carried you this far lead you on.


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Prayer

  1. Oh, Julia! Your blessing is a soothing balm sinking deep into my weary and tattered soul❤️ Thank you for listening to what the Spirit has for you and for you to offer.

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