A Prayer – Lord, we are tired


Featured image for “A Prayer – Lord, we are tired”

Lord, we are tired.

We look around and all that we see makes us profoundly weary…

Tear-filled eyes.  Shattered glass.  Screeching sirens.  Shivering bodies.  Harsh words.  Closed doors.  Cold hearts.

Death, death, and more death.

We long for a day when our newsfeed wouldn’t fill up with stories of yet another massacre.  When pictures of blown-up buildings, dead children, and overcrowded shelters wouldn’t barrage us day after day after day.  When our mornings would be times to be thankful, and not times to be heartbroken and despairing.

Today is not one of those days, Father. Today, we are hurting.  We are all hurting.

And we don’t know how to handle that.

We are ashamed, ashamed to admit we are growing used to the violence, numb and silent to its piercing call.  Our only response is “not again”…

We are scared, scared that one day we too will suffer in our own homes.  So we respond by closing our doors and shuttering our windows.  Out of sight, out of mind…

We are angry, angry that people could commit such atrocities and we can’t do a thing to stop them.  We are angry enough to lash out, to hate, to condemn…

We are frustrated, frustrated in ways that keep us from taking deep breathes and finding the compassion in our hearts.  We want answers, we want solutions, and we want them now.  But we don’t get any…

But most of all, we are tired.  Bone weary tired.  The kind of tired that not even our dreams at night can help us escape.  The weight of the world bears heavily on our shoulders and keeps are feet buried in the sand, knees locked and legs shaking, sinking deeper and deeper.

We can’t hold on much longer.

Lord, we want you to come.  Preferably now, if at all convenient.  We’ve quite suddenly reached the end of our supply of patience.  We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel and coming up dry.  There’s simply not enough to make this all right again…

Please, come and restore the world before it gets much worse.

Please.

And thank you in advance.

In Jesus Name, Amen


 

Photo credit: rachel sian / Foter.com / CC BY-NC


There are currently no comments. Why don't you kick things off?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

  • Struggled to feel connected

    Struggled to feel connected

    Like 1 Dominic always struggled to feel connected to a church community. As a person suffering from muscular dystrophy and …
  • Baptizing six new disciples

    Baptizing six new disciples

    Like 1 Last October in the Comunidad Cristiana Internacional CRC, we had the blessing of baptizing six new disciples. We …
  • Overcoming Complacency with Prayer of Examen

    Overcoming Complacency with Prayer of Examen

    Like 4 We used to live in San Diego, California where the weather is basically 75 degrees and sunny every …
  • Dads Not Forgotten

    Dads Not Forgotten

    Like 1 Although most people acknowledged Father’s Day in June, the men at the Kent County Correctional Facility (KCCF) celebrated …
  • Until the disabled are ministering

    Until the disabled are ministering

    Like 1 A day of worship with… a pastor with autism… a pastor who is deaf… and a musician who …

Subscribe to our monthly eStories