Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Prayer #53: Aches and Gains


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Prayer #53: Aches and Gains

Pop the pills.
Ice the bruises.
Heat the muscles.
Drink the tea.
Stretch the limbs.
Open the heart.

Lord, we put our aches and pains that indicate a life actively lived at your feet. Thank you for keeping us safe in our adventures as we use our bodies to celebrate Your creative engineering genius.

We also put those aches and pains that happen beyond our muscles before you, Lord. Thank you for being balm to wounded spirits as we exercise our souls' free will and work to carry out Your mission of love.

And may all our hurts, no matter their degree or source, result in greater strength and closer connection to You.

In the name of the One who bears all suffering--
Amen.

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