Prayer #92: In the Bleak Midwinter

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Prayer #92: In the Bleak Midwinter

I pray today for get-up-and-go.

I pray today I sally forth.

I pray today is once more unto the breach.

Because my chilled bones are weary. I yearn for Vitamin D. My very skin hurts to flex. I strain to fulfill everything You call me to do, yet I only end up frozen and discouraged, with nothing to show but shopping bags beneath my eyes.

Soon the man-made hours will reverse course, and your God-made rhythms will return light to my life. But until it falls on my eyes, drape it across my heart pane to dispel the tar-like shadows, and restore me to sunlit glory.