Each Day

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A prayer in the wake of a tornado

The sun is going to rise today. Over the horizon. Covered by clouds or not, escorted by colors or not… the sun will rise. A relentless task master, a faithful friend. And ready or not, friend or foe, we move on together this sun and us.

Oh Lord, help us to number our days.

Help us count this day as one that matters. One that rises simply. One that cloaked by weariness or not, heralded with fanfare or not, shines with smiles that soothe, hearts that care and hands that work along side in the rubble of a fallen world that cries for answers, weeps for mercy.

Help us, Jesus, find in this day: our purpose.
A purpose bringing us deep into Lives of those You died for.
A purpose that sends us with love scarred hands to Lives that cry out in darkened places, hiding in despair…

Lives that need to know that

Each
Day
You wait for us, cry with us, yearn with us.

Each
Day
You wait to carry us on wings of eagles that rise up from the storms of Life that too often hurt, bury and destroy.

Each
Day
You come for us and carry us

whether we push hard against your hold and struggle wild in our grief
whether we pound your chest, and scream our pain and blame the very breath you give
whether we know it’s You who carries us from the rubble or not

Lives that need to know that

Each
Day
You rise to rescue.

The sun is going to rise today. Over the horizon. Covered by clouds or not, escorted by colors or not… the sun will rise. A relentless task master, a faithful friend. And ready or not, friend or foe, we move on together this sun and us.

Oh Lord, help us number our days.

Flikr creative commons: C Jill Reed

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