Monday, September 22, 2014

Short Prayers


For the disoriented...

God of grace, losing an illusion of possibility and promise may throw us into chaos and despair. The search for a new horizon can be long and disheartening. In the wilderness of disillusionment, be a guide by cloud or fire, by encouraging word or trusted companion, that your reality may ever come into better focus. Amen.

For the depressed...

O God, for those wrestling with depression's pain, the ability and energy to help others understand is an added burden. And yet you stake a cross in the midst of sorrow, inching the downcast toward resurrection hope. When others’ empathy fails, yours does not; may it lead to a newfound dawning of joy. Amen.

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