My Book of Uncommon Prayers: God of the Slimmest of Chances

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Hope looks through any open window,

squints through cracks at a barely visible, a barely possible future

because it is what we were made for–

hope, that is.

So even when life is its darkest, and smothering stresses would

choke, cling, and cloud,

there it is; there I am,

seeking  that one weak seam

and finding the splinter of truth that shows its way beyond all this

to hope and a future.

So I hold on,

and I pray on: “God of the slimmest of chances, deliver me.”

My Book of Uncommon Prayers

Another one–Tight Fists

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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33 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: God of the Slimmest of Chances

  1. Mirada says:

    OH WOWZA–that is fabulous, beautiful–my goodness, I have no better words. May I reblog please?

  2. Mirada says:

    Reblogged this on ADRIFT in AFTERTHOUGHTS and commented:
    Oh, Readers!–this is an exceptional “Must Read” for you all. God bless you, each and everyone. Mirada

  3. Uncle Tree says:

    Amen! 🙂 Very nice write, Lilly!
    Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

  4. dorannrule says:

    I think this is a tremendously important message for a lot of people because surely we can never really lose hope. Hope is always trying to get to us through every crack and crevice, and anywhere light can shine. Thanks for sharing your beautiful words and photo.

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  6. I’ve been doing a personal project looking at prayers, particularly prayers of women. I confess very few capture my attention for more than a moment. Your prayers are so from the heart and real feeling that they captured my heart and my head. Thank you!

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  8. Liza says:

    Wow love this perspective. Very creative.

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