Apr 4, 2012

Prayer of Reflection: Doubt

Here’s a thoughtful prayer about doubt from the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.

A Door to Discovery
(inspired by John 20: 24-29)

How strangely comforting, Lord,
That so many of your servants
Have doubted you.

So,
If I cannot always see the sense
Of your Word;
If I do not always feel confident
About my faith;
If I wonder where your love is
In the face of pain and death;
I am not the first.

A great company of saints and martyrs
Has felt this way before me.
Now, in your presence,
They see face to face
And know as they are known.

Teach me, like them,
Not so much to fear doubt
As to see it
As a sign of the mystery of life
And a door to discovery.

— from More than Words, copyright Saint Andrew Press 2008.  Posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.