My Book of Uncommon Prayers: To Fall into You

2-’12

When life is turned inside out, we see what fabric we are made of.  The seams that hold us together, weak or strong, are at least seen for what they are–ragged, shredding bits that look so uncommonly neat from the outside.

I’m falling apart here.

My soul is tearing into blood red pieces, held together only by salty tears, clenched fists, and breaths of poems and prayers.

My anguish forces me to offer up control I thought I had.

My desperation makes me fall into You—

the place I should have been all along.

2-’12

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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16 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: To Fall into You

  1. Susan Gaddis says:

    What a beautiful, soul felt post, Lilly. Thank you for sharing your heart so deeply.

  2. Thank you . . . interesting times.

  3. hello, ms. lily,

    i like the emotions you convey in this post, “seen for what they are–ragged, shredding bits that look so uncommonly neat from the outside.” yes…

    and the bid for repose, if not salvation,” My desperation makes me fall into You—the place I should have been all along.”

    you’re the poet. :):)

  4. seekraz says:

    I love the strength of that first photo…incredible.

  5. jmgoyder says:

    This is amazing – thank you!

  6. Sister-in-law says:

    We cling to the daily lifestyle we have built for ourselves only to find it is made of sticks, clay and our wants. The reality of how fragile all the physical assurance truly are afte an auto accident, a failed relationship, a death brings us back to Him and honestly shows us what we are depending upon and looking to for our security. Our anguish is palpable… His hand is everlasting.
    Bring health, healing and provision for us to work with, please.

  7. Diane Maxey says:

    I have found his sweetest presence in my most desperate times of need. I pray you do too.

  8. Pingback: More Infidel Than Faithful | A p r o n h e a d — Lilly

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