My Book of Uncommon Prayers: And Here I Am

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There have been many times in my life when I gripped tight

in desperation

to calling, gifts, and kin,

thinking that my grip could hold.  And yet

most often,

there was nothing I could have done to prevent the slipping away—

no desperate enough prayer, no holy enough life, no adequate bargain, no amount of  rule-keeping and promise-making.

The dark and loss crept over my youthful optimism and my faulty belief that somehow I was protected—impervious—because

I held the right creeds and made my bed in the right holy camp,

but here I am,

helpless once again, eyes open once again to my need, and

I am gripping tight

to You.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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10 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: And Here I Am

  1. Christine says:

    Thank you Lilly … thank you.

  2. keelymyles says:

    B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! ❤

  3. patsy miller says:

    A sure Anchor and Hope! You always have the Perfect ‘ending’; bowed low, and eyes looking up to Jesus.

    That’s why I enjoy your work so much, because you share the Truth, which you know to be true!
    GOD BLESS YOU, Lilly!!!

  4. patsy miller says:

    I would LOVE to, but OOT from Tues.-Sat. If it works for you, maybe next week???

  5. dorannrule says:

    Scary stuff, not being in control of our lives. You say it so perfectly here and the photo is stunning.

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