Saturday, May 21, 2022

When I am busy, you send rest. When I am victorious, you send failure. When I am idle, you send chores.

You order my steps and days that I may learn the middle way.

Grant me consistency, Lord. Compassion and love grow out of pursuing your will.

(Letter #2,658)

Friday, May 20, 2022

My life’s work – let it be to spread your love from one to another.

Let my steps be light, leaving no burden on the grasses.

Let they who come to me meet with good cheer and leave with song.

Number my days, order my steps, Lord.

(Letter #2,657)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Is this the dawn of healing and gifts? In the night I wept as sorrow visited.

Is today the promised tomorrow of yesterday?

Breathe in, breathe out. Lord, I feel your presence in me. Let each exhale unwind the spring just a little more.

Let this day be the one.

(Letter #2,654)

Monday, May 16, 2022

This day, this moment, this life – can I make of them a prayer? Can I pray unceasing, incessant?

If I lay my hopes, my worries, my woes, my errors at your feet, might I feel your sunshine warming my spirit and body?

I live in an age of miracles and war. When healing comes, will I have prayed enough?

So far from you, yet you are so close to me.

Let me feel you, Lord.

(Letter #2,653)

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Do I sit here, alone in the gloom? Have I left you behind?

If you are with my fellows, how then could you not be here, carrying with me my crushing load?

Good news: you never left, I never left. You give me strength I did not know I had.

(Letter #2,651)

Friday, May 13, 2022

Am I standing firm, straining against winds, a rock against high seas?

Am I standing still, an oak in the forest, swaying in wind yet bringing peace to those below?

All are needed in your economy, Lord, only let me not rush about like a vole, starting from scene to scene.

Grant me firm and still foundations.

(Letter #2,650)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

As I glide among my fellows, supplied and buoyed by you, let my cheer pass among them. That sorrowful one, that ill one, let not their woes drain me.

Let the energy flow, Lord, from one to another to another.

I pass it on. I pass it on.

(Letter #2,649)