Saturday, March 10, 2007

Prayer #18: Hard Knocks

Prayer #18: Hard Knocks

This prayer goes out to all the people whose lives are one step forward, and two steps back.

It's for those who struggle to make ends meet ...

Who never seem to catch a break ...

Who create, inherit, or live amidst bad luck ...

Who wake up every morning in fear of what's coming next ...

Who search for a leg-up, but end up kicked ...

Who try their damndest, yet feel damned ...

Who leak vital spirit and optimism with every blow ...

Who are angry at You for judgments and hardship they believe You send ...

I pray they recognize opportunities when they arrive; seek Your wisdom and solace throughout; and maintain hope, even in the bleakest hour, that life is indeed worth living.

Amen.

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