A Morning Prayer
The ankle is throbbing…
It hurts to walk…
But others have much more pain than I do.
My mother lives with pain and has…
For more than 30 years.
Be with her this day as I share in
just a touch of what ails her body.
There are people, Lord.
Who must walk all day long
Despite tired and hurt feet.
Forced to move from place to place
Without a place to rest their feet.
Be with them …as they journey through life
In the sometimes dangerous streets.
When I am cranky and frustrated today, Lord.
Remind me of these people.
Remind me of my mom.
Remind me that I will heal, slowly and surely.
And remind me to care for myself in these silent days
As you care for me with your love.