I cannot fast on my own,
neither can I eat in solitude.
I cannot greet the morning
nor survive the night alone.
I cannot seek God’s holy face
but hide myself from yours.
I cannot adore God by myself
neither can I repent without you.
I cannot close my eyes in prayer
if you are not kneeling beside me.
I cannot lead without watching you
nor can I follow without company.
I cannot achieve peace on my own;
for justice and for healing I need you.
I cannot cry to God with my own voice
nor hear the answer without your ears.
Be with me, I ask. Stay with me, friend.
Let me leave my journey and join yours.
on Isaiah 58:2-7, “Day after day they seek me, but they quarrel and fight with one another. Is not this the fast I prefer: to humble yourselves and to serve one another?”