Tag Archives: My Book of Uncommon Prayer

A Limping Life

I heard your whisper in the wind, and I leaned to listen; but my lisping voice rose rough and rasping, replaying all the shame moments, the named moments—over and over, owning their bite. I glimpsed your face in the greening … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: To Live a Noble Life

How can I make my ambition Your ambition? Every now and then, unworldly inspiration and imagination penetrates t his sin-chained  mind, this bone-bound spirit, and I rejoice, respond; but just as quickly, flesh presses in— pride presses in, puffing me up, … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Pulpit

May my life be my pulpit. If ever my words outweigh my actions, if ever my professions overshadow my deeds, I will have given up abundant life for at the very least shallow, vain repetitions, and at the worst, dead … Continue reading

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To Remind Me

May the rising vapor of morning remind me that my life is such—a vapor that lasts but a moment—fleeting. May the intensifying blush remind me that the color of my life is in direct response to the Son’s rising in … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Words Fall Flat

When I feel the need to defend myself to the universe, words fall flat. There are never enough words to balance out the weight of weakness, the sting of sarcasm, so why not be content to let criticisms fall where … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Limping

Limping church, tormented body, suppressing our Hyde in this war—flesh and spirit, are we only to stumble through heaven’s gate? How can we be broken bread to a dying world— wine poured out to heal a tortured race—when we can’t … Continue reading

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Book of Uncommon Prayers: State of Mine

It is a selfish state of mine when all the world exists for me; and in my mind, I weigh worth against my own need. And a demagogue rails and acts the fool, and I rail back because of how … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Making Change

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 … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayer–Surrender

Divine incursion, whisking away the holy subterfuge that makes me look so good, making quick work of my earthbound building blocks, so pretty yet shallow— tearing down to build again. Divine intrusion, making my thoughts Yours, when I thought I … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Death is Hard

Death is hard. Though so much a part of life, we never quite get used to it. Our youthful, anticipating days, dreams of El Dorado, meld into the rhythm of responsible days lived in responsible ways, and that end seems … Continue reading

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