Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 11

prayer for our work


it doesn’t end.
God, you more than anyone know
it is endless,
the stream of needs,
the queries, the emergencies,
the stop-in-the-middle-of-what-you’re-doing.

keep us kind
when the interruptions
become the main tasks.
keep us gentle
when again and again we must
pause to answer the same questions,
correct the same mistakes.
keep us patient
when the choices of our colleagues
cause us more to do
and to undo.

and
grant us a good sabbath.
you more than anyone know
it is eternal:
the delight of rest, the renewal,
the wonder of “well done,”
the it-is-good.

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