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, knees, and toes
To carry your prayers
To the foot of the throne
To the One who needs no words
Because He already knows.

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