My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Making Change

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I don’t do change well.

I used to.

Change  meant promise, adventure, a tangible and exciting future, but

somewhere along the line, my feet grew heavy and planted,

my heart found rest in bordered places.  The settling down

brought with it comfortable sanctuary.

Now

change can be an earthquake, an unsettling heartquake,

misadventures

with a mirage of a future, except for the happy-ever-after part.

When my eyes are clouded and fear takes the place of fearless in this will-worn pilgrim, help

me plant my mind and heart in the

Changeless and Unfailing.

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Lamentations 3:22-24 (Good News Translation)

The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue,
 Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.
The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.

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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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10 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Making Change

  1. Change is inevitable, but so is our unlimited strength. This is a powerful write in its vulnerability. Thank you for sharing your soul, it’s remarkable.

  2. susanpoozan says:

    I feel just like you these days about change so can sympathise!

  3. As I grow older change is not as much fun as it used to be. You are not alone. Wise words.

  4. I’ve struggled a lot with change in my life. I can totally relate.

  5. reinkat says:

    So often you express exactly what I feel. Thanks for being brave enough to say what is on your mind, and for articulating it so beautifully. I really enjoy your blog.

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