Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Am I worthy of this day?

Would you pass? Photo by lonely radio, flickr

Never get so fascinated by the extraordinary that you forget the ordinary. -- Magdalen Nabb

Prayer #241: Worthy of This Day

Make me worthy of this day.

Make me worthy of the alarm going off yet again and the warm bed I struggle to leave.
Make me worthy of the piercing wind and the Chenille scarf, wound tightly.
Make me worthy of the long walk across town and the streets I cross without incident.
Make me worthy of the thick PB&J I have for lunch and the apple I eat in the afternoon.
Make me worthy of the back-to-back meetings and the agendas we somewhat followed.
Make me worthy of the eight checked-off list items and the six that remain for tomorrow.
Make me worthy of the quiet train car humming home and my reflection in its window.
Make me worthy of the new book from the library and the dogeared bookmark in it.
Make me worthy of the calls to be returned and the voicemails stacking up despite me.
Make me worthy of the sagging denim couch and the coffee table I put my feet on.
Make me worthy of the words I scribble on scraps and the journals I tend to neglect.
Make me worthy of the lumpy pillow on my bed and the hopscotching dreams it invites.

Make me worthy of this day.

Make me worthy of this life.

Amen.

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