Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Prayer for 6/12/12


(inspired by Mark 4:26-34)

Dear God:

There are days these words flow out.  I am in their way and I know it.  Prayer gets me out of the way.  

My words and your words play like dogs let loose.  They run around and yip and yap and run and dodge and chase 
and then rest 
and sleep in the sun.

But other days...



This may be wise 
but
it is 

not 

comforting.



I listen with eyes closed 
and I am not always sure 
you are still there.
I am listening because I am empty and that 
silence 

echoes 

itself.


(I listen and only hear the rattle
of some
wind
blown
tiny
seed.)

Amen.