Ostriches

On this Lenten way,
O God of every good way
we pray for all that is to come:

for the path through stormy waters
and for those pummeled by the storm
until the path becomes clear;

for the avenues toward peace
and for those surrounded by warring chariots
until the rage of war is quenched;

for the riverbeds of restoration
and for those parched in the wilderness
until the rainy season comes;

for the intersections of community
and for those bypassed for their imago dei
until the crossroads are the heart.

Make a holy way
through this Lenten way,
we pray. Amen.

on Isaiah 43:16-21

cross-posted on RevGalBlogPals

Coffee

O Most Holy,
O Most Inspiring,
O Most Enlivening
Fount of Daily Renewal:

overflow abundantly upon our dust

that the stiff joints of our spirits
might leap
with joyful wonder,

that the bleary eyes of our hearts
might open
to recognize you,

that the dragging feet of our faith
might race
to your next revelation.

We drink you in with thirsty delight,
no longer numb to holiness,
no longer wary of life,
but renewed.