Some Days Are Very Hard

Some days are very hard. 
And on those days
May you know that you are loved,
You are held,
You are not alone.

Some days are very hard.
And on those days
May you remember that
Hope and healing surround you.

And if you cannot remember,
If you cannot trust,
If you cannot feel the Presence,
Let us remember and trust
And feel and believe
On your behalf.

Some days are very hard.
And on those days
May light and love
Soothe your heart
Calm your mind
Heal your spirit
Surround you in peace.

View the video of Beth reading the prayer:

Find more of my prayers in my book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.

13 thoughts on “Some Days Are Very Hard”

  1. thank you for this one today, I love the simplicity and yet seeming completeness of your poems. Always just the right amount said. I’m on my way to a town 3 hours away (without traffic stops, of which there are three we know of) and possible smoke/fires. Over several mountain ranges and at times along a river… beautiful highway though treacherous. Am going over for an open MRI. There are none in the county where I am and this is the nearest. I wouldn’t judge this as a very hard day, but I’m glad for it to be in God’s hands. If only the source of my fitful sleeping and my anxiety knew that it was in God’s hands. Thanks!

  2. Perfect for me today. I have been trying to figure out how to live in the moment and why I avoid it so, living in the future instead.

    I realized yesterday that so many of the moments/days of my life have been very bad, very hard. No one in their right mind would want to live in them.

    Life is better for me now and on good days (and some of the mildly bad ones) I’d like to be fully present.

    This poem helps. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Beth. I’m wondering how you knew that I haven’t even been able to get myself to walk to the beach for sustenance for the past few months. I will do that today.



  4. This beautiful poem arrived just in time for me to share it with someone in need. Thank you, Beth! I know that I will keep it close at hand, not only for myself but for others who may need a reminder that they are not alone.

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