Too Much

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Some days
It seems like
Too much to bear

Too much sickness
Too much dying
Too many stories of terror and sadness

How can I bear it.
These people I love
Are crazy with grief and fear.
This world I love
Has lost all sense and reason

I watch, I weep, I wait.
I wait for you to show up
With your healing,
Your comfort,
Your wisdom

Come quickly.
Please,
Come, soon.
Come

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

For One Who Is Hurting

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God, your peace,
Your comfort,
Your healing presence.

Send them into
The places of deep sadness,
The wounds,
The disappointments,
The tears and aching heart.

Touch the tear-lined cheek
With your kiss of peace.

Hold your child close,
For she is full of sorrow.
Hold him close,
For he feels all alone.

Bring comfort and healing,
Balm for broken hearts,
Freedom from fear,
And courage to face forward.

You are the Miracle Worker,
The Great Healer,
The Mender of the Breach.

Come, now,
Come, quickly,
Come.

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