Struggling To Pray?

A prayer for those struggling to pray…

May God meet you anyway.

When you have no words to say

Would you let your body pray through you today.

Wordless prayers of movement, taste, and touch

Of stillness, sight, and sound

Of hands raised up

Of knees bowed down

The language of lighting a candle

Humming a song

Watering the plants

Walking the dog

Savoring your coffee

Shivering in the breeze

Stirring potato soup

Crunching fallen leaves

Breathing in his mercy

Tasting his sweetness

Listening for his goodness

Touching his kindness

When all your words fail, may you remember

That praying is much more than speaking

It is being

With the one who loves to be with you

So, go paint your prayers

Play your prayers

Dance your prayers

Draw your prayers

Bake your prayers

Breathe your prayers

Run your prayers

Hug your prayers

Laugh your prayers

Cry your prayers

And allow your hands and feet

And fingers and nose

And arms and eyes

And shoulders and toes

To carry your prayers

to the foot of the throne

To the one who needs no words

Because He already knows.

— Sarah Bourns

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Images by Alan Hirsch who says he is painting his prayers these days…

Which one is a picture of your own prayers today?