Gracious God,
In a world that is simultaneously
and contracting
Help us to breath in a steady rhythm
in and out

that the expanding may helps us grow
and the contracting will not make us smaller
Help us to see You
In and Out

In all ways

In the rising sun
In the birds that fly
In the changing seasons
In the vast diversity of human kind
all colors
all the many ways we are
made in your image
a reflection of you

in the world
made to love 
made good to do good

may our expanding
and contracting
be a gentle rhythm
like a breath
of fresh air
instead of gasp
in fear for life.

Prayer poem and photo by Terri C. Pilarski

The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger ( and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Prayer

  1. This spoke to me today…especially the ending….”like a breath of fresh air instead of gasp in fear for life.” Thank you for sharing your God-given creativity.


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