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A Prayer When the Future is Uncertain

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“You, Eternal One, are my sustenance and my life-giving cup. In that cup, You hold my future and my eternal riches.” – Psalm 16:5

You, Eternal One, my sustenance—
Carry me.

Bear the weight of my uncertainty,
the wandering and the loneliness,
the tension of being caught between worlds and places,
the swirling, shifting colors of faith
and all I ever believed mattered.

Feed my starving soul.

You—my life-giving cup—
I want to drink deep.
I want to live
wholehearted,
unafraid and unashamed,
hope-filled,
fiery.
Pour the cup You offer
into every dead and dying place in me.

You are holding my future.
I cannot see it or understand it.
I cannot grasp it or shape it.

But

if it is in Your cup,
perhaps I could taste it?
Drink it in until it flows through my veins
and into my core?
It could nourish my way of being,
seep into my blood and bones,
until the hope and unfolding of something beautiful
defines my essence and existence
more than fear of the unknown.

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Heard & Accepted

Image Source: Jennifer Upton

Image Source: Jennifer Upton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has heard –

my quaking heart.

confession of my fears.

admission of my anger.

cry for help.

hunger to know.

 

He accepts –

my questions & struggles.

imperfections.

offering of love.

passionate prayers.

Me.

 

“The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” – Psalm 6:9

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