A Morning Prayer

Lord, images

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.