12/2/16

Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 12/3


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I wrote this prayer some 16 years ago while on my annual retreat at Eastern Point in Gloucester. My 2016 retreat in the same place ends today so I'm posting it again It's one of my favorites and it's as true for me today as when I wrote it.  I pray it might also serve you in your relationship with the Lord...

Embrace
You enfold me, entwine and embrace me.
You handle me, hold me and hide me.
You wrestle me, welcome and want me.

Your chin by my ear,
your hand in my hair,
your arm 'round my back,
my arms rounding you,
my face on your chest:
I'm held in your warmth.

Your eyes keep close watch,
mine close in deep peace.
Your fingers stroke softly
my head's numbered strands.
Your grip is a gift,
your grasp saving grace.

You whisper, "You're mine,
I call you by name:
you're found and forgiven,
brought home and beloved."

I breathe back,"Yes, I am
shaped and healed by your hand.
You call me by name:
I am yours, you are mine."




   
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1 comment:

  1. Just as beautiful 16 years after first written!

    Rosemary

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