Prayer Reflection: Which Three?

Here’s a prayer reflection inspired by 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13.  It was written by Thom M. Shuman, and posted on Prayers4Today.


Prayer Reflection: Which Three

(based on 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13)


"...Now faith, hope and live abide, these three..."

doubt moves in
and props its feet
at the hearth of my soul,
warming them
on the coals of my unbelief;
while faith 
rents space
for a few days
in the summers of my life.

despair is the frayed,
soft corduroy jacket
that fits comfortably
on my shoulders
while hope
is a hair shirt
i resist wearing.

impatience is the face
i put on
each morning
in order to greet the world,
while love
is that mask
i wear occasionally,
removing it
when i look in the mirror,
not recognizing myself.

which three will abide in me, O God?

which three?


~ Copyright © Thom M. Shuman. Posted on Prayers4Today.