Monday, April 4, 2011

The Griever's Prayer

As feelings of pain and anguish build
may I welcome them with an open heart,
knowing that they are but invitations to grieve with You,
our Suffering Servant.

May my wounds not embitter or isolate me.
Instead, may they enlarge the walls of my heart
to embrace those in the world around,
the angry, bitter, forgotten, isolated, and wounded.

May my pain lead me to participate in God's pain,
And through that, to share in His glory.



Unknown said...

thanks.. i wil pray this too for myself.. God knows how much suffering i have been through (other than via marriage LOL)

Anonymous said...

Amen....thank you. What a blessed place this would be if we could embrace those around their time of need.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying it with all my heart with you. Amen.