Guess what day it is???
It is Monday,
back to work after well deserved time off.
Back to the parish, to the needs, stories, delights, sadnesses that are part of living as the body of Christ in the everyday world.
All is well for me, but somewhere tonight, a parent is crying out to the Divine One for a way to reach a loved one in pain.
If this is you, or someone you know, please feel welcome to share this prayer for Courage.
(Please do respect this author’s ownership if you do share.)
Lord, give me the courage to ask one more time if she is okay
if she would consider counseling
if she might be sleeping around
if she is drinking too heavily
if she wouldn’t just consider walking through this God-awful angst to seek some light of wholeness
and find her own holiness once again?
give me the words to speak
and the courage to stay strong and not buckle under
when she snaps back at me …..
©Nancie Chmielewski updated 6/27/13